- The atmosphere is tensed and nothing seems to be working in the fight against insurgency in the country as gunmen strike again in Kaduna
- Emerging reports indicate that 12 locals have been killed by unknown armed men on Peigyim village, in Zangon Kataf LGA of the state
- The commissioner for home affairs in the state has confirmed the violent attack, noting that Governor Nasir El-Rufai is unhappy with the deadly incident
Kaduna - The rising insecurity in recent times has continued to deepen as violent attacks erupt in some strategic places in the northern region of the country.
Just recently, no fewer than 12 people have been killed following an attack by gunmen on Peigyim village, near Kibori at Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Channels TV reported that the commissioner for internal security and home affairs in Kaduna, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the attack in a statement released on Monday, September 13.
He explained that the gunmen invaded the community on Sunday, September 12, at night and opened fire on the residents, leading to the death of 12 locals.
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“Security agencies have reported to the state government that 12 persons were killed in an attack by unidentified assailants in Peigyim village, near Kibori, Atyap Chiefdom of Zangon Kataf LGA.
“Two other residents were injured and are receiving treatment."
Legit.ng gathered that security operatives were reported to be combing the area with a view to arresting the perpetrators
The commissioner hinted further that Governor Nasir El-Rufai, in his reaction, expressed deep sadness over the incident in the area as he commiserates with the families of the victims, Vanguard also reported.
El-Rufai also prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed and wished those injured a quick recovery.
FG to create Ministry for repentant bandits? Gumi sends message to presidency
In an article that seemed like a reply to Femi Adesina's backlash, Gumi noted that amnesty should be followed by rehabilitation, reconciliation, and reparation of persons who have been severely affected by banditry.
He opined that the ministry will address grievances and complaints from such persons, adding that this will also take care of repentant insurgents who claimed that their colleagues were extra-judicially killed after surrendering to the military, Legit.ng gathered.
Prominent Islamic cleric Sheik Gumi lambasts Femi Adesina over bandits’ lover comment
In a statement posted on his official Facebook page on Friday, September 9, and seen by Legit.ng, Gumi said his mission has not failed, adding that it was sabotaged or discouraged by the same influential people that benefit from the chaos.
He said he was a commissioned military officer who knows what the military is for and also its capability.