20 Killed, Several Injured In Fresh Kaduna Attack
Twenty people have been reportedly killed and several others injured in fresh attacks on three communities in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The attack, which occurred on Thursday, was said to have been carried out by suspected militia in Kurmin Masara, Apyia Shyim, and Takmawai communities, Channels TV reports.
The police authorities as at press time was yet to confirm the incident, however the Chairman of Zango Kataf local government, Elias Manza said the gunmen, suspected to be Fulani militia, invaded the three communities in the early hours of Thursday, and started shooting indiscriminately at peoples houses.
He explained that seven people were killed in Takmawai while 13 others were killed in Kurmin Masara in what seems like a coordinated attack.
Speaking further, Manza stated that several houses were burnt down by the attackers while residents have fled from their homes to neigbouring communities for fear of more attacks.
The fresh killing comes few days after security agencies were deployed to the vulnerable communities of the state to prevent residents from further attacks.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu had directed the Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State Police Command to deploy both human and material assets of the Intervention Squad currently on the ground in the state to safeguard the lives and property of people in the communities.
The fresh attack took place despite the 24-hour curfew imposed by Kaduna state government in Zangon Kataf and Kauru Local Government Areas on June 11, 2020.