3 Killed in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, Kaduna State

Three people were shot dead and sev­eral others wound­ed on Tuesday evening by suspected Fulani mi­litiamen at Samaru Kataf Market in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Sources said the inci­dent occurred at about 6.30pm when the gunmen who made their way into the market on a motorcy­cle opened fire on traders and fled.
Efforts to get both the local government Chair­man and Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer for com­ments as at the time of fil­ing this report were futile.
Meanwhile, security operatives have been mo­bilised to the area to pre­vent possible reprisal at­tack, the source said.
Zangon Kataf is in the southern part of the state, an area riddled with ugly incidents of bloody attack in one place or the other for months now, despite peace accord reached be­tween Fulani and indig­enous people of the area.
It would be recalled that, worried by the orgy of destruction of lives and property arising from the ethno crisis, the imme­diate past Head of mili­tary government, General Abdulsalami Abubakar had visited the area with members of his peace committee and discussed peace with the warring groups.
Prior to the former Head of State’s visit, the Inspector -General of Po­lice had been there and held a whole day meeting the people who agreed to put the past behind and live in peace.
However, Southern Ka­duna is yet to know and enjoy peace even with the presence of military and para-military personnel drafted there to ensure peace and stability.

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