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’10 killed’ as gunmen attack residents of Kaduna community

’10 killed’ as gunmen attack residents of Kaduna community
March 15
13:50 2023

Gunmen have killed 10 residents of Langson community, Zango Kataf LGA of Kaduna state.

The attack, which occurred at about 9pm on Tuesday, also left four people injured.

Francis Sani, chairman of Zango Kataf, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with TheCable.

He called for calm and asked the government to deploy more security personnel to the area to prevent further attacks.


Samuel Ache, president of Atyap Community Development Association (ACDA), said the injured have been taken to the hospital while some others are still missing.

He said the attack took place between military checkpoints, adding that locals have lost confidence in the military following the persistent attacks.

He alleged that the military prevented help from getting to them during the attack.


“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 said.

“Even when our boys from neighbouring communities made an 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”.

Mohammed Jalige, spokesperson of the Kaduna state police command, could not be reached for comment.


Zango Kataf LGA, located in southern Kaduna, has been a hotbed of insecurity for the past few years, including farmer-herder conflicts.

TheCable had reported on Sunday that gunmen killed at least 17 people in the same LGA.

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