Gunmen kill 10 In Kaduna
No fewer than 10 persons were killed by gunmen who attacked Tattaura village in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State at the weekend.
Five others were also injured in the incident.
Acting Chairman of Sanga Local Government Council, Alhaji Nasiru Harande, who confirmed the incident, described it as unfortunate, adding that the people of Tattaura community were still celebrating Christmas on Saturday night when the gunmen struck.
He said majority of the victims were youths, both male and female, who were dancing away the night in the mood of the festivity.
At the time of filing this report, Alhaji Harande said normalcy had returned to the area, adding, “the attackers came, shot and fled, and in the process 10 people were killed, while five others were injured and they are receiving treatment at a general hospital, Akwanga in the neighbouring Nassarawa State.”
Also, a top civil servant from Sanga, who did not want his name in print told Daily Sun on phone that the dead were given mass burial yesterday morning.
A community leader, Mike Sanga, said the attack took place in a shop where some people were relaxing after a hectic dance in the spirit of Christmas.
“Our community is about three kilometres to Nandu- Ankpong, where 19 people were killed in June 23, 2014. And it is unfortunate that none of these offenders has been arrested by law enforcement agencies. We, therefore, call on government to beef up security in our community to prevent further attacks.”
Tattaura is a community in Ancha district of Ninzo Chiefdom. The village is two kilometres East of Gwantu Town, the local government headquarters.