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General News of Monday, 13 September 2021


Kaduna Attack: 11 bodies found in different locations, many villagers missing - SOKAPU spokesperson

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Twelve persons have been reported dead after gunmen stormed Apiye Jim Village in the Atyap Chiefdom of Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

According to The Punch, a source indicated that the attack occurred on Sunday evening.

He told the media correspondent that as at Monday, many of the villagers were still missing after the attack. Adding that about 11 bodies had been counted after the attack.

He stated that the attackers trooped to the village in large numbers, carried out their attack and escaped.

“They came while it was raining and divided themselves into groups. They targeted specific houses and when done, left immediately.

“Scores of the villagers are missing at the moment. It’s impossible for one to ascertain the number of those injured and even those killed; but so far, l have counted and found 11 dead persons in different locations this morning (Monday).

Spokesperson of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, Luka Binniyat confirmed the attack, although government officials are yet to speak on the attack.

Binniyat said, “It is very true. They also killed another man in Atakshusho village about three kilometers from the initial scene of crime as they were retreating to make an escape.

“Recall that an ECWA Reverend was murdered just on the outskirts of Zangon Kataf town, which our people have always complained of harbouring killers, time and again.

“That will bring to 13 those killed in Atyap land, Zangon Kataf LGA. in the past 24 hours.

“As usual, no one has been apprehended. We are awaiting details of the killings, after which we shall issue a statement later today," The Punch quoted.

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