Gunmen On Rampage In Kaduna, Leaving Scores Dead
Gunmen are on rampage again in Kaduna State, leaving scores of people dead.
The gunmen in the fresh attack, raided Runji village in Atyap Chiefdom in Zango Kataf Local Government Area on Saturday night.
The State Internal Security and Home Affairs Commissioner, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the attack on Sunday, but silent on the number of people killed.
He, however, said the gunmen shot anyone at sight, and set houses in the community on fire.
The commissioner said troops deployed engaged the gunmen, and forced them to flee from the village.
Also confirming the incident, President of the Atyap Community Development Association (ACDA), Dr. Samuel Ache, said 10 people were killed while several others were still missing.
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He added that four people were injured and were taken to the hospital.
Ache said the attack took place in between three military check points in the community.
He said the people of the area had lost confidence in the military following the persistent attacks.
“We have just discovered that the military that are sent to protect us are not protecting us, rather they are supervising the killings of our people,” Ache alleged.
He alleged further that, “Even when our boys from neighbouring communities made effort to come and repel the attackers, the military stopped them, until when the attackers left before they were allowed into the community.”
He called on the government to, “as a matter of urgency, remove the security agencies in our land because they are not protecting us, rather they are supervising the killing of our people.”