Alleged gunmen invaded Gora Gan community in the Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State and killed about seven people among
According to our sources; four among those killed during the incident which occurred on the 17th of December 2020 were members of same family.
Furthermore, 14 houses and 2 shops were set ablaze by the gunmen who came in large numbers and shot sporadically into the community around 800pm local time. many sustained injuries during the attacks.
The state government in a comunicae stated on Friday 18th December 2020 confirming he deadly incident and condemned the attack. It also said that the government was informed of another sporadic shooting on the Fadan Kagoma-Kwoi Road in Jema’a Local Government Area on Friday.
It confirmed that a driver was shot by the gunmen but had been stabilised while Governor Nasir El-Rufai had ordered an investigation into the shooting
The statement was titled, ‘Kaduna State Government (KDSG) condemns attack on Gora Gan community as El-Rufai directs immediate relief intervention.’
The statement stated thus, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said security operatives informed the government of the attack.
Mr. Aruwan said as troops repelled the attackers, they recovered seven bodies of the victims.
The commissioner listed the names of those killed to include:
Peter Akaho (70),
Ayuba Steven Sheyin (67),
Jummai Ayuba (55),
Ishaya Joel (35),
Yakubu Saviour (14),
Ayuba Goodluck (11)
The statement quoted the governor as condemning the attack and directed aid workers to take inventory of destruction and immediately providing relief materials to the affected community.
The statement read in part, “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. Troops of Operation Safe Haven, Special Forces of the Defense Headquarters and police personnel are trailing the attackers.’’
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