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Kaduna: Many killed in another attack in Kaduna’s Zangon Kataf


Kaduna: Many killed in another attack in Kaduna’s Zangon Kataf

By Collins Mbakwe

The Kaduna State Government Many people have been confirmed dead yet in another attack by gunmen in Runji village of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area.

The Kaduna State Government who has confirmed the attack said, several people were killed in the Saturday attack.

The confirmation was issued Sunday morning by Samuel Aruwan – the state’s commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs.

Mr Aruwan said the military informed the Kaduna State Government of the attack.

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He, however, said details of the exact casualties will be provided later in a subsequent briefing as security operatives are still at the scene of the attack.

“The preliminary report further informed the government that the attack also left some residents injured and an unspecified number of houses burnt down in the community.

“According to the report, troops had a fierce encounter with the attackers and are still in the general area.

“While waiting for a detailed report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai who received the preliminary report in the early hours of Sunday has condemned the killings as unacceptable and unjustifiable.

“The Governor condoled the families that lost their loved ones and prayed for the repose of the victims’ souls. He also prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

“The Kaduna State Government will update the public on the incident as soon as detailed reports are received from the security agencies.

Saturday’s attack was the second in a week in the local government. PREMIUM TIMES reported how eight people were killed in Zangon Kataf last week.

The President of Atyap Community Development Association, a community-based organization in the area, Sam Timbuwak, said the initial killings occurred on Thursday at the Atak’Njei community.
He said the gunmen invaded the community from a nearby bush and began a shooting spree, killing eight people in the process.

Zangon Kataf in Southern Kaduna is one of the areas being terrorised by non-state actors.

Thousands of people have been killed or kidnapped in Kaduna in recent years by various armed groups. The killings have continued despite the efforts of security forces.

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