Nigeria: 2 farmers killed by landmine in northern Kaduna state

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ABUJA, Nov 4 (NNN-NAN) — Two farmers were killed by a landmine planted by militants in Nigeria’s northern state of Kaduna, a government official said.

Samuel Aruwan, the commissioner for internal security and home affairs of the state, said in a statement that the incident happened at 2 pm local time on Thursday, when the farmers’ vehicle transporting farm produce drove over the landmine on a road in the Chikun area of the state.

The state government appealed to residents of the area to remain calm over the matter.

“The citizens were transporting harvested farm produce when the incident occurred. The two people who lost their lives were identified as Babajo Alhaji Tanimu and Safiyanu Ibrahim. The government is awaiting further details.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condoled the families of the citizens over the unfortunate incident. 

The governor, who prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims, appealed to residents of the area to remain calm,” the statement read.

There have been a series of gunmen’s attacks across the most populous country in Africa, killing civilians and security operatives. — NNN-NAN


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