Gunmen kill eight in Southern Kaduna communities

Gunmen have reportedly attacked two villages, Kibori and Atgjeh, in Atyap Chiefdom in Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing eight persons.

Although there were no official statements from the police or the state government as of press time, a community leader, Asha Awuce, said on Wednesday that the attack took place on Monday evening.

According to him, houses were razed and property destroyed by the attackers.

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Awuce said the attackers also killed three other residents “while three others sustained various degrees of injuries and are presently receiving treatment in the hospital.”

He added, “The attacks in Atyap Chiefdom have become a routine affair. Almost all the villages that make the Atyap Chiefdom have been attacked while lives and properties of unimaginable magnitude were destroyed.

“The worst situation is that the attacks are ongoing by the suspected Fulani militias and the natives are left to carry their cross with little or no security to protect them from the hands of the attackers that are determined to carry out their mission.”

As of the time of filing this report, the Kaduna State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige had yet to respond to calls made to his telephone line.

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