Six people have been killed by bandits who once again invaded the Takanai community in the Atyap Chiefdom in Kaduna State’s Zango Kataf Local Government Area.
The incident was reported to journalists by Samson Markus, Acting Secretary to the District Head of the affected community, while the Kaduna State Police Command spokesperson was unavailable for comment.
According to Mr Markus, on Tuesday night, the bandits assaulted the neighbourhood and slaughtered a number of individuals.
According to him , “we were going about our normal businesses when we heard gunshots, we thought it was the military at first. Before the military came they killed six persons, including 2 children.”
“The arrival of the military was what scared them, and they took to their heels and left the community. It’s unfortunate this kind of sad incident continues to happen in our villages when we thought normalcy had returned.”
“We appealed to the government and the military to redouble their efforts and declare war against these terrorists who invaded villages and killed innocent people.”
About 5 days ago, a neighboring community in Kaura was attacked by the bandits where a mother was killed and her children kidnapped.