Herders killed in reprisal in Zangon Kataf LGA.
Three herders are reported to have been killed in an attack by unidentified persons who stormed Ribok, Tsoriyang and Kankada general area of Zangon Kataf LGA.
According to reports from security agencies, the attack was a reprisal to the earlier attack in Ungwan Dooh (Mado) area. The reprisal targeted the residence of one Ardo Tanko Usman, where three residents were killed, identified as:
– Bayero Wake
– Isah Usman (the Ardo’s brother)
– Abu Usman (the Ardo’s mother)
Four residents were injured. They are:
– Ambo Jamo
– Sule Ambo
– Muazu Ori
– Ibrahim Mohammed
One car, three houses and eight herders’ huts were burnt and destroyed. The military and police arrived the scene and evacuated scores of herders to safety.
Search and rescue operations are in progress and citizens will be updated on further developments.
Acting Governor Dr Hadiza Balarabe received the report with sadness, and decried the spiral of killings and reprisals in the area. She prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased and sent condolences to their families. She also wished the injured victims a quick recovery.
The Acting Governor appealed for calm and urged residents to desist from reprisal killings while security agencies carry on investigations.
Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State.
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