Kaduna State Govt condemns renewed attacks in Zangon Kataf

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The Kaduna State Government has condemned new attacks on Zangon Kataf Local Government, which resulted in the deaths of several people.

When she visited the Agwatyp, Dominic Yahaya, in his palace, the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, condemned the killings in the strongest terms.

Balarabe also expressed the Kaduna State Government’s condolences to the people of the area.

”The Kaduna state government has been working with the military and other security agencies on the unfortunate situation,” she said.

She directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to carry out an immediate assessment and provide assistance to the affected citizens.

Responding, the royal father thanked the deputy governor and the government of Kaduna State for the visit.

Yahaya expressed sadness over the violent attacks which he described as shocking, coming after a period of relative peace amidst many spirited efforts by well-meaning individuals to promote peaceful coexistence among all people living in the Chiefdom.

The Administrator, Kafanchan Municipal Authority, Mrs Pheobe Yayi and the Chairman of Zangon Kataf Local Government, Mr Francis Sani accompanied the deputy governor on the visit.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the police confirmed the fresh attack on Zango Kataf on March 11.

Mohammed Jalige, the command’s public relations officer, told the NAN that the attack occurred at 20:40hrs in Ungwan Wakili.

“I can confirm that there was an attack and people were killed but we are yet to ascertain the exact number of those killed.

”Before the attacks, the police has been managing the security situation in the area, following the killing of a herder in the bush four days ago,” he said. (NAN)

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