Monday, 29 December 2014

Gunmen Attack Community During Post-Christmas celebration, Slaughters Many

Premium Times reports that the incident was made known on Sunday by a pastor, who gave his name as Mike Maikarfi.

The clergyman said a group of gunmen on Saturday, stormed Tattaura Village in Kaduna State, when the community was having a post-Christmas celebration. He said the assailants killed ten people while four people sustained gunshot wounds.

Maikarfi, said the injured were quickly rushed to a hospital in Akwanga, Nasarawa State, because it was
closer than rushing them to Kafanchan in Kaduna.

“The attack took place at 10:12 p.m. while Christmas celebration was going on in the community,” he said.

The cleric said the attack took place in a shop where some men were relaxing, saying; “ Tattaura community celebrated their Christmas yesterday night (Saturday) with dances by youths, children and adults.”

Maikarfi gave the names of those killed to include Joel Ambo, Yakubu Ambi, Yamu Idzi, Anche Ishaku, Misalai Ngbo, Ishaya Anche, Monday Samson, Joel Anzah, Jonathan Anche and a young man popularly known as P – Square.

However, as at press time, there were already arrangements to hold a mass burial for the victims, as sympathisers and relations were seen trooping into the village.

When contacted, Umar Shehu, the state police commissioner confirmed the incident. He said security operatives have been dispatched to the village but hinted that no arrests have been made so far.

Tattaura is a community in Ancha District of Ninzo Chiefdom. It is two kilometres east of Gwantu, the headquarters of Sanga Local Government Area. Meanwhile, this current killings is against the backdrop of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, who stated that security agents had continued to receive reports of intended attacks by insurgents, but all such plans had been nipped in the bud.

It would be recalled that the police, as a result of Wednesday, December 10, blast at Kano textile market, where six people died, including two female suicide bombers.

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