Gunmen accused of being Fulani militia attacked Gora Gan village, killing five members of a family and two others in Atyap Chiefdom, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna county. During the attack that took place about 8 p.m. on Thursday night, December 17, at least 17 houses were demolished by gunmen.The victims were named by the same family as Ayuba Sheyin, 65; Jummai Sheyin, 55; Patience Sheyin, 5; Goodluck Sheyin, 11; and Saviour Sheyin, 14. Others include Peter Akau, Joel Ishaya, 70 and 35.
The Kaduna State Government confirmed the attack in a statement on Friday, December 18.
“The security agencies carrying out internal security operations in parts of southern Kaduna State have reported that Gora Gan community in Zangon Kataf local government came under attack on Thursday night,” it states.
“Troops of Operation Safe Haven, Special Forces of the Defence Headquarters, and police personnel are trailing the attackers.”
The killings of innocent people were condemned by Governor Nasir El-Rufai as cruel and immoral.
“The Governor has directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to take inventory of the damages incurred and provide relief materials with immediate effect.”
“The Kaduna State Government has also received a report of a sporadic shooting on the Fadan Kagoma-Kwoi Road in Jema’a local government. A driver was shot but has now been stabilized. The Governor has directed an investigation into the circumstances leading to the shooting.”