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Three Herders Killed In Zango Kataf Reprisal Attack


Three herders are reported to have been killed in an attack by unidentified persons who stormed Ribok, Tsoriyang and Kankada general area of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

This was contained in a statement issued by the commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Sunday.

The statement noted according to reports from security agencies, the attack was a reprisal to the earlier attack in Ungwan Dooh (Mado) area.

“The reprisal targeted the residence of one Ardo Tanko Usman, where three residents were killed.”

The statement gave the names of those killed as Bayero Wake, Isah Usman (the Ardo’s brother) and Abu Usman (Ardo’s mother)

Also, it was gathered that four residents were injured and they are Ambo Jamo, Sule Ambo Muazu Ori and Ibrahim Mohammed.

“One car, three houses and eight herders’ huts were burnt and destroyed. The military and police arrived at the scene and evacuated scores of herders to safety.

“Search and rescue operations are in progress and citizens will be updated on further developments.

“Acting Governor Dr Hadiza Balarabe received the report with sadness and decried the spiral of killings and reprisals in the area. She prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased and sent condolences to their families. She also wished the injured victims a quick recovery.”

Also, the Acting Governor appealled for calm and urged residents to desist from reprisal killings while security agencies carry on investigations.

Credit: Nigeria Tribune

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