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Gunmen kill 11, injures several others in Zangon-Kataf

by Juliana K. Tauna, Kaduna

About 11 people have been confirmed killed Monday night in a fresh attack in Gora Gan Village in Zangon-Kataf local government area of Kaduna State by suspected Fulani militia, while seven have been reported to have different degrees of injuries and have been rushed for treatment in an unidentified hospital with others missing.

Reports from Gora Gan as at Tuesday, 21st July, 2020, showed that security men have taken over the area to ensure normalcy returns to the affected village.

The attack was equally confirmed by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)’s vice chairman of the local government area, Pastor Isaac Ango Makama, who noted that the attackers, numbering 50, stormed the village at about 7pm and started shooting sporadically leading to the loss of lives and burning of undisclosed numbers of houses.

He said that most of the corpses have so far been deposited to the Zonkwa General Hospital, while some of the villagers are still searching to ensure the situation of their loved ones.

The LGA CAN chairman called on individuals and organisations to come to the aid of the affected villagers to assist them “at this trying moment, with foodstuffs and other materials of livelihoods.” 

Secretary of Mercy IDP Camp in Zonkwa, Mr. Ezekiel James, disclosed that the camp has registered 559 people, who have fled from neighbouring villages with more coming in to take shelter.

He added that the camp is in dire need of medical drugs and facilities to be able to treat some of the IDPs, who are traumatized.

The secretary, therefore, appealed to privileged individuals to see the need of extending their gestures towards alleviating the plight of the IDPs.

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