By Abimbola Ogunnaike
Suspected Fulani militias killed 10 people and injured several others in Langson community in Atyap Chiefdom, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State
The attackers, it was gathered, went on killing rampage around 9pm, on Tuesday,14 March, 2023 by shooting sporadically, and also looted a shop in the area before they were repelled by mobile policemen.
Following the renewed attacks on Atyap land by the suspected Fulani militias, the Atyap Community Development Association, ACDA, has passed a vote of no confidence on a section of the security operatives deployed to the area to protect lives and property.
The ACDA National President, Dr Sam Achie, who said this at the scene of the bloodletting, lamented the silence of government to the attacks in the area and its inability to take proactive measures to bring the macabre situation to an end.
“I urge the government to match words with action by arresting the perpetrators since the government knows them and where they are,” Achie said, just as he also expressed his appreciation to Mopol in Langson community who were said to have repelled the attackers and appealed to them to keep on with the good work of defending the territorial integrity of the country for peace to reign.
ACDA National President also called on the people to continue to remain on alert to protect their communities and properties against the oppressors who are bent on taking over their ancestral land, saying, “We have to protect our ancestral land because we have no any other place to go to.”
The local government Chairman, Mr. Francis Sani Zimbo, while confirming the attack, called on the state government to deploy more security to Zango Kataf to arrest the recurring attacks on innocent lives and property in the area.