Zangon Kataf: Gunmen kill 22 in Kaduna villages

No fewer than 22 persons, mostly women and children, have been reportedly killed Wednesday night, with many persons still unaccounted for as gunmen again attacked four Atyap villages in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State. The attacked villages are; Apyiashyim, Atak’mawai, Kibori, and kurmin Masara all in Atyap Chiefdom. Hoodlums attack 3 […]

No fewer than 22 persons, mostly women and children, have been reportedly killed Wednesday night, with many persons still unaccounted for as gunmen again attacked four Atyap villages in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State.
The attacked villages are; Apyiashyim, Atak’mawai, Kibori, and kurmin Masara all in Atyap Chiefdom.
A resident of Atak’mawai village in Zaman Dabo ward, Irimiya Gandu, who confirmed the incident on Thursday, said no fewer than 13 persons have been killed and many houses burnt down.
He said the attackers stormed the area around 1am when most of the villagers have fallen asleep.
“I rush into my house and brought out my family and ran to a safer place when I started hearing gunshots.
“So far, 13 persons are killed mostly children and women,” he said.
Another resident from Apiashyim community, Jonathan Ishaya, said six persons were killed during the attack in his community and the village almost entirely razed.
According to him, the gunmen invaded the community heavily armed at around 11pm on Wednesday, shooting sporadically.
Our correspondent reports that 13 persons were killed in Kurmin Masara while several houses were burnt.
He said, in Kibori, six persons were killed, while more than 10 houses got burnt while in Atak Mawai Zango, three people were confirmed killed and seven houses burnt.
Daily Trust report that two herdsmen were also attacked on Tuesday while rearing their cattle at Gora Gan village in Zangon Kataf LGA.
The victims, who escaped with bullets wound, are now receiving treatment at Royal Clinic in Kachia LGA.

Source:Daily Trust

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