9 killed as suspected herdsmen launch fresh attack in Southern Kaduna

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No fewer than nine persons have been reportedly killed as suspected armed herdsmen attacked Ruji and Atakjeh villages of Atyap Chiefdom, located in the Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

According to Daily Post, a young man was allegedly butchered in Ruji village, while eight persons were also killed in Atakjeh village on Wednesday night, April 12, 2023.

Three others injured have been rushed to the hospital for treatment.

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This development comes weeks after about 17 persons were killed by suspected herdsmen militia in Atyap Chiefdom, a village close to Zangon Urban, Unguwan Wakili.

The National President of the Atyap Community Development Association (ACDA), Dr. Samuel Achi, has confirmed that the situation in Atakjeh village is currently very tense.

Samuel said, “surprisingly, there are security personnel very close to the village where the eight people were killed but they could not rescue the villagers from the attackers.

“The attackers went to the village and carried out their mission and went away without any intervention from the security.”

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“As l am talking to you, one is not sure of the number of those killed and injured but at the moment, we have eight persons killed and three others injured in Atakjeh village.

“Those who received various degrees of injuries have been taken to the hospital for treatment,” he lamented.

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