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Gunmen kill village head, 9 others in Zango Kataf |

Gunmen kill village head, 9 others in Zango Kataf

By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna

Gunmen have killed the village head of Gora Gan village in Zango-Kataf Native Authorities Space of Kaduna State and 9 others.

The newest killings occurred 24 hours after 21 youths have been killed throughout a marriage ceremony in Kukum Daji village of Kaura Native Authorities.

The Nation learnt a six-year-old boy was amongst victims of the most recent assault, which left many different villagers injured.

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Eyewitnesses mentioned the gunmen, numbering about 20, invaded the village round 7.10pm on Monday and began capturing sporadically.

Vice Chairman of the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) of Zango-Kataf LGA, Pastor Isaac Ango-Makama, who confirmed the incident, mentioned a number of homes have been additionally burnt throughout the operation.

He mentioned corpses of victims have been deposited on the Zonkwa Normal Hospital morgue whereas the injured have been rushed to an undisclosed hospital for therapy.

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“The villagers are nonetheless looking for their lacking family members,” the cleric mentioned.

Secretary of the Mercy Internally Displaced Individuals (IDPs) camp, Zonkwa, Ezekiel James, mentioned they have been in dire want of aids to cater for the displaced individuals.

James added the camp was each day receiving displaced victims following persistent assaults on neighbouring villages.

Kaduna Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) condemned the incident, saying the spate of assaults on villages of Southern Kaduna was unacceptable.

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Its Publicity Secretary, Abraham Catoh, in an announcement, mentioned Governor Nasir el-Rufai was not doing sufficient to curb the insecurity within the state.

Kaduna Command Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, didn’t reply to calls put throughout to him for affirmation of the most recent assault.

Gunmen kill village head, 9 others in Zango Kataf

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