11 Killed, Others Missing In Kaduna Village Attack

11 Killed, Others Missing In Kaduna Village Attack

Again, gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, on Tuesday, stormed Zangang in Akakar, Kaura Local Government of Kaduna State, killing 11 persons and injuring many others.

Many of the injured, were currently on admission at the Jos University Teaching Hospital in Plateau State.

In addition, the attackers razed many houses, including that of the District Head of the community.

Gunmen, who wore masks and rode on motorcycles, on Sunday had raided the community.The invaders’ attack on the village on Sunday was not successful following the presence of soldiers in the community.

Last April, suspected herdsmen raided the village killing 19 persons and injuring many others.

A source, who craved anonymity, told that the Tuesday hostilities followed a reprisal on Fulani herdsmen, in the area on Monday by Atakar youths.

But, the District Head of Atakar, Yohana Daniel, in a telephone interview with our correspondent, said he escaped the invaders by a whisker.

Alleging that the gunmen used sophisticated guns, the monarch said they stormed the village in large numbers, shooting and killing people indiscriminately.

The invaders, the district head added, wore black and red attire and wielded AK 47 guns.

He said, “We have found 11 corpses. We are still searching for more bodies because many people are still missing.

“The police ordered us to do the burial. The police came and took pictures of everything and the names of those killed.

“We are under serious threat of elimination and nobody seems to be telling the world about the danger we are facing in the hands of these Fulanis.

“We are told that there is security, whereas there is no security. If there is security, why are these people always attacking and killing us at will?”

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Government has condemned the attack, promising to forestall a recurrence.

Governor Mukhtar Yero spoke through his Director-General, Media and Public Affairs, Mallam Ahmed Maiyaki.

He said, “This incident has happened repeatedly, what government has resolved to do is to have direct engagement with the people of this community and the Fulani leadership for a lasting solution to the problem.

“Government commise-rates with the victims of the unfortunate attack. Government has also directed security agencies to intensify the provision of security.”

Meanwhile, an attempt to speak to the Kaduna Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Aminu Lawan, failed, as calls to his telephone did not go through.

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