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Atyap people urge government to end Zangon Kataf crisis



The Atyap Group Improvement Affiliation (ACDA), Zangon Kataf Native Authorities Space of Kaduna State, has known as on authorities in any respect ranges to urgently save the Atyap Chiefdom towards what it known as “complete carnage and genocide” by suspected Fulani militias.

DAILY POST remembers that the Atyap Chiefdom has witnessed a collection of assaults resulting in the lack of lives, burning of homes and the destruction of property.

An announcement issued by the ACDA President, Mr Samuel T. Achie, stated, “Our consideration has been drawn to a extremely traducing and injurious marketing campaign of calumny towards the Atyap individuals concocted and orchestrated by one Nura Bako Zango. That is thought-about a tort of grievous authorized penalties. In his spurious narrative, loads of frivolous, baseless, and nostalgic points have been raised with the only purpose of whipping public sympathy towards the Atyap ethnic group. For these causes, we wish to set the data straight and to make naked to most of the people what has been occurring to us the Atyap for women and men of fine conscience act.”

The assertion registered its sympathy to the individuals of Zango City and the Atyap communities dwelling round them for the disruption in companies and the psychological trauma that accompanied the tried assault by the unknown gunmen.

In keeping with the assertion, “That is, nonetheless, the unhappy actuality the Atyap individuals have needed to dwell inside complete carnage and genocide as towards the tried assault on Zango City as alleged by Nura. The horrific expertise of the indigenous Atyap nation is just about a every day affair with hardly any well timed navy intervention. In over 95% of all assaults towards the Atyap there may be however an entire absence of safety intervention.”

Achie lamented that to say that the tried assault on Zangon City was made by Atyap “terrorist militia” is unreasonable, stressing that the makes an attempt on Zango City weren’t carried out by the Atyap individuals.

“Consequently, till Nura is ready to show past all doubts that such makes an attempt have been perpetrated by the Atyap, our individuals will reserve the precise to take authorized motion towards him within the regulation courts to redeem our tarnished title and picture and safe an acceptable treatment,” the assertion defined.

The affiliation noticed that as unlucky because the occasion of the evening in query is, it careworn that the assault is however a toddler’s play in comparison with it known as “the genocidal putsch” towards the Atyap which has been repeatedly occurring for greater than a yr and a half now.

The ACDA stated the Atyap individuals have discovered to bury their lifeless, nurse the wounded and resettle the displaced with out even phrases of commiseration from the authorities.

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The assertion famous that in sharp distinction to the tried assault in Zango City, the Atyap killers are well-known dwellers of Zango City and their newly settled friends – the Fulanis.


It alleged that the marauders perform their genocide with fanfare and vanity as they name most of their victims by their title telling them to return out earlier than slaughtering them.

The assertion defined, “In lots of cases, they taunt our individuals saying “Mu muke da gwamnati” (Our persons are in authorities) or “Masun gwamnati solar zo” (These in authorities have come!”) Whereas Nura can not show his declare of the Atyap involvement within the tried assault, we don’t wish to consider that his reminiscence is so quick to not keep in mind the not too long ago arrested 12 Hausa-Fulani youths from Zango City paraded with refined weapons after a search was carried out a day after a really severe alternate of fireside between the Hausa- Fulani gun-men and the navy at Fabwang (Ung/Tabo) in one of many few days navy intervention towards the Atyap pogrom got here early.”

The assertion alleged that the gunmen ran again to Zango City that evening, including that these arrested have been from Zango City, not from the Atyap individuals.

It added that amongst them is a Hausa man recognized for stitching navy uniforms for the Hausa-Fulani terrorists residing in Zango City, asking, between the Atyap group and the Hausa-Fulani group of Atyap Chiefdom, who’re the terrorists?

The assertion alleged that it’s now not information that there’s high-level genocide going down in Atyap land towards communities inhabited by the Atyap, saying that inside one week, between November 4 to12, 2021, the Atyap individuals have misplaced the next variety of individuals throughout varied villages similar to: Yagbak, one individual on 4th November, Ahbuyap, 10 individuals on 4th November,
Ashaawuce, three individuals on fifth November and Atakjeh 4 individuals on sixth November 2021.

Different villages that have been attacked are Makomurum, 4 individuals on seventh November, Zamawon, individual on seventh November, Magata, one individual on ninth November, Mayii mashing, one individual on tenth November, Mashang, one individual on eleventh November and Sako, one individual on twelfth November, 2021.

The assertion additional defined that many of the killings have been all accompanied by untold and incalculable financial and different losses that run in billions of Naira for the reason that starting of the genocide, together with the destruction of residential homes.

The assertion said that the allegation Agwatyap (Atyap paramount ruler) and Atyap elders have been the sponsors of the tried assaults is clearly an try to provide a canine a nasty title in an effort to dangle it.

In keeping with ACDA, “We want to state that we’ve got been pursuing peace and can proceed to take action till absolute peace is restored in our land.”

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