Bandits on Saturday night invaded Sankwab community of the Atyap Chiefdom of Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing no fewer than 20 villagers.
The bandits also razed several houses and destroyed properties worth millions of naira.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday titled ‘Several lives lost in Runji Village of Zangon Kataf LGA…El-Rufai condemns killings.’
A source in the community told our correspodent that the invaders stormed the community around 10pm on Saturday night, shooting indiscriminately at anything on sight.
The commissioner said, “The military has informed the Kaduna State Government of an attack in Runji village, Zangon Kataf LGA, in which several lives were lost on Saturday night.
“The preliminary report further informed the government that the attack also left some residents injured and an unspecified number of houses burnt down in the community.
“According to the report, troops had a fierce encounter with the attackers and are still in the general area.
“While waiting for a detailed report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai, who received the preliminary report in the early hours of Sunday, condemned the killings as unacceptable and unjustifiable.
“The governor condoled with the families that lost their loved ones and prayed for the repose of the victims’ souls. He also prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.
“The Kaduna State Government will update the public on the incident as soon as detailed reports are received from the security agencies.”
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