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BREAKING: 7 Killed As Gunmen Attack Zangon Kataf Community

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The Kaduna State Government has confirmed the killing of seven people, following attack by gunmen on Gora Gan community in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of the state.

A statement by the state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the incident happened on Thursday night.

“The security agencies carrying out internal security operations in parts of southern Kaduna State have reported that Gora Gan community in Zangon Kataf local government came under attack on Thursday night.

“Security agencies, comprising the military and police, reported that Gora Gan community was attacked on several fronts, including the market area and houses stretching towards the Tudun Wada area of Gora Gan,” he said.

Mr Aruwan said the troops repelled the attackers, stabilized the general area and retrieved corpses of seven persons namely Peter Akaho (70), Ayuba Steven Sheyin (67), Jummai Ayuba (55), Ishaya Joel (35), Yakubu Saviour (14), Ayuba Goodluck (11) and Patience Ayuba (6).

“Security agencies further reported that one person was injured in the attacks, while 13 houses and two shops were burnt in the attack.
“Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Special Forces of the Defence Headquarters and police personnel are trailing the attackers” he said.
The state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, condemned the killings of innocent citizens as barbaric and inhuman, and sent condolences to the families that lost their loved ones and prayed for the repose of their souls.

The Governor also directed the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, to take inventory of the damages incurred and provide relief materials with immediate effect.

Mr Aruwan also said the Kaduna State Government received a report of sporadic shooting on the Fadan Kagoma-Kwoi Road in Jema’a local government. A driver was shot, but has now been stabilized.

The Governor has directed an investigation into the circumstances leading to the shootings.

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