By Our Correspondent:
Seven Members of one family and 17 other persons have been killed by bandits in two communities of Zango Kataf Local Government Area, Kaduna State.
Residents said the bandits stormed the two communities in the midnight of Thursday and Friday while the villagers were fast asleep, killing 24 people, injured several others and burning down houses.
A primary school teacher, Mr. James Enoch whose 7 members of Family including his Wife were killed, said the bandits entered his Sabon-Kaura Community at exactly 11:30pm.
“The Gunmen entered our community at exactly 11:30 and operated for an hour, they killed 7 members of my Family including my own Wife, killed five others in one family and three others in another family.
“They came in droves, shooting and killing from house to house unhindered for an hour and left. They well armed,” he said.
According to him, the bandit started the attacks on Thursday at midnight in Chibob and killed Nine people before moving to Sabon-Kaura on Friday.
Confirming the attacks, the Local Government Chairman, Dr. Elias Mamza gave the figure of casualties two 24 persons.
“I Can confirmed to you, 9 persons where killed in Chibob community and 15 persons in Sabon-Kaura community. There was fresh attacks on another community Saturday night, but I don’t think there are casualty, but house have been burnt,” he said.
He assured that the security agencies were working hard to curtail further bandits attacks on communities in the local government.
He said, the Local Government is currently battling with welfare of hundreds of Women and Children that have been displaced from their homes.
He said mass burial of those that have been killed has been conducted.