Updates from the Ungwan Wakili community in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State reveal that the death toll from Saturday’s attack has risen to 17.
It was earlier reported by Naija News at least 10 corpses were recovered after suspected bandits attacked the Unguwar Wakili community in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
This online news platform reported that the Special Assistant on Media to the Executive Chairman, Zangon Kataf LGA, Yabo Chris Ephraim, made this known in a statement on Saturday.
He also disclosed that the Chairman has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Ungwan Juju, Mabuhu, Ungwan Wakili, and Zangon Urban communities with immediate effect.
Ephraim stated that the curfew is to allow men of the Nigerian Army to restore peace to the affected communities.
However, in a fresh update, The Punch reports that 14 corpses were recovered this morning, aside from the one person killed yesterday and the two people that died in the hospital.
According to the narration from military men on the ground, the attack might be a retaliation for the killing of a Fulani herder four days ago in Ungwan Juju.
Apparently, the said Fulani herder was also killed in retaliation for the killing of one of their locals last month.
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Addressing pressmen, the council chairman, Zango Kataf Local Government, Francis Sani Zimbo, condemned the barbaric attack while assuring that investigations are on to unravel the perpetrators to bring them to book.
Zimbo also condemned the fact that all the mobile police checkpoints within the affected communities were withdrawn before last night’s attack.
Local gathered also bemoaned the attack while also querying how an attack can last for about 40 minutes without any attacker being killed by security operatives.
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