Terrorists on Tuesday night reportedly killed six persons in the Takanai community of Atyap Chiefdom in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The attack is coming barely five days after an attack was launched in Kaura where a woman was killed and two of her children were kidnapped.

The acting Secretary to the District Head of the Community, Mr. Samson Markus, who confirmed the sad incident to The PUNCH on Wednesday, said the terrorists invaded the village at around 7:pm and opened fire killing four people in the same compound while two in another family.

According to him, two children were also victims of the deadly attack.

“We were going about our normal businesses when we heard gunshots, we thought it was the military at first until we saw it was the Fulanis who came in from Zango Urban,” Markus alleged.

“Before the military arrived, they’ve succeeded in killing six persons, including 2 children.

“The arrival of the military was what scared them, and they took to their hills 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,” Markus added.

The Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, did not respond to calls put to him by our correspondent at the time of filling this report.


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