Gunmen Kill 11 In Kaduna Village
Eleven people have reportedly been killed and many injured in a fresh attack by gunmen between Monday and Wednesday at Ungwar Gankon village in Zango Kataf and Maro village, Kajuru Local Government Areas (LGA) of Kaduna state.
The attack comes barely one week after the Defence headquarters deployed Special Forces from the Nigerian Airforce and Army to southern Kaduna in an effort to curb the spate of killings in the volatile region.
Although the police authorities are yet to confirm the incident, the Chairman of Zango Kataf Local Government, Elias Manza told Channels Television that the attack was a revenge action by suspected Fulani militia who invaded Ungwan Gankon community on Tuesday night and started shooting sporadically, killing two persons in the process and injuring many others.
He also said that eight houses were burnt by the attackers while the villagers have fled from the community for fear of a reprisal attack.
The Chairman also disclosed that the Special Forces of the Nigerian Army and Air Force have arrived in some of the vulnerable communities in an effort to protect the residents from being attacked by the bandits.