Suspected bandits have killed 12 persons in an attack in Peigyim village, near Kibori-Asha-Awuce in Atyap Chiefdom, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Monday, September 13.
He stated that two other residents were injured in the attack and are receiving treatment.
“The assailants stormed the village late on Sunday evening, and killed 12 residents,” the statement read.
The deceased, which include a couple, have been identified as: Philbia Ysuaf, Suzanna Ezekiel, Rahib Alex, Ishaku Bamaiyi, Deborah Ishaku, Tinat Bamaiyi, Zichat Kefas, Sunday Daniel, Hauwa Gabriel, Fedelia Famson, Sadia Donald, and Goodness Kefas
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed profound grief at the report of another deadly incident in the area. He sent his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims slain in the mindless and gruesome attack, and prayed for the repose of their souls.
“The Governor wished the injured residents a quick recovery. Security agencies are poised to sustain patrols in the area, as investigations into the incident progress.” the commissioner added.