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Gunmen Attack Fulani Community To Seek ‘Revenge’ After Killing Of 14 In Southern Kaduna




No fewer than 14 individuals have been reportedly killed in an assault on Mado village in Atyap Chiefdom of Zangon Kataf Native Authorities Space of Kaduna State.

It was learnt the contemporary assault occurred on Saturday evening throughout which some homes had been burnt.

However in a swift response, there was an assault on a Fulani settlement and the assailants had been stated to have acknowledged that they had been avenging the dying of their individuals – the 14 individuals killed in Southern Kaduna.
The Chairman, Atyap Chiefdom Peace and Safety Partnership Committee, (ACPSPC), Mr John Bala Gora, who spoke to Day by day Belief on the event, expressed disappointment that incessant assaults happen regardless of efforts at restoring peace.

He, due to this fact, renewed his attraction to safety operatives to redouble efforts to safe the “defenceless and peace-loving individuals of the chiefdom”.

A Fulani settlement in Kankada, Madakiya District in Bajju Chiefdom of Zangon Kataf native authorities space, was reportedly fully burnt down on Sunday morning in a reprisal.

Halima Haruna, a feminine resident of the settlement that was razed was rescued and brought to Zonkwa Divisional Police Station.

She narrated how the attackers surrounded their neighborhood within the early hours of Sunday.

Additionally, Haruna, spouse of the Ardo of Kankada, stated she noticed two corpses, man and a girl, on her strategy to conceal.

“We had been pressured to run and conceal someplace whereas a few of our individuals ran to the bush for his or her security.”

“We don’t know what occurred to them; as I’m talking with you now, we spent three hours earlier than the safety (operatives) arrived and took us to the Police Station right here in Zonkwa. Our homes had been completely razed,” she stated

She defined that the attackers informed them that they wished revenge for what was carried out to them on Saturday evening in Samaru Kataf.

She stated they knew nothing in regards to the stated assault.

4 villages in Atyap chiefdom have come underneath separate assaults with scores killed, many injured and a number of other homes burnt, prior to now one week.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Kaduna Command, ASP Muhammed Jalige, who confirmed the incidents famous that policemen have been deployed within the attacked neighborhood.

He, nonetheless, urged the individuals of Southern Kaduna and Zangon Kataf specifically to cease taking the legislation into their arms.

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