Conferring to a source we gathered information that trouble started around 8am when residents of the area received information that some kidnappers, numbering three, attempted to abduct some people.
However, following the chaos, the police intervened to disperse the mob, shooting into the air and shooting a man in the crowd in error, while three others sustained injuries.
An eye-witness, Mr Sadi Dauda, told NAN: “I sighted a large crowd from afar and I immediately rushed down.
“Kawo residents had received information that kidnappers, numbering three were operating in Sabon Kawo.
The crowd immediately blocked the roads. They chased the kidnappers and killed one.
“Immediately the police got to the scene, they started shooting sporadically to scare away people and they shot an innocent person dead.
“Four people were shot, one died. The remaining three are in Kawo General Hospital.
“Now, the residents are demanding that the kidnapper in police custody should be released so that they can do instant justice on him.
“They said they won’t leave unless the kidnapper is released to them,’’ Dauda stated.
The Public Relations Officer of the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP. Yakubu Sabo, did not respond to enquiries on the issue.