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Six-months old Baby among those killed in Zangon-Kataf – Family sources

…87-yrs-old woman also killed by the bandits.

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

A six months’ old baby girl, Peace Samson, was among the 11 persons reportedly murdered recently in Pyeijim Village of Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon-Kataf Local Government Area of Southern Kaduna, in Kaduna State.

Similarly, an 87 years’ old woman, Tinat Bamaiyi, was also among those killed by bandits in the early hours of Sunday, 11th September, 2021, according to gully details released by family members led by Jonathan Ishaya.

Recalled that bandits wielding AK47s reportedly killed their victims – a clergyman and 11 others at – at about 5:30pm on Sunday, after their evening church service.

An eyewitness-cum member of the vigilante group, who pleaded anonymity, told journalists that the armed bandits invaded the community in the late hours of Sunday.

He further disclosed that the gunmen came in large numbers and started shooting sporadically, which resulted in the death of 12 persons, while many others sustained various degrees of injuries.

One Mr Jonathan Ishaya, who claimed to be brother to some of the victims, confirmed the incident.

Other victims of the bandits’ attacks include Hauwa Gabriel, 76, Rahab Alex, 53, Ishaku Bamaiyi, 48, Deborah Ishaku, 39, among others.

While the horror was on, the abduction in residents of a lecturer close to ABU Teaching Hospital came up and is yet to be confirmed by police.

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