Crisis erupts in Southern Kaduna, 17 persons lost their lives

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Crisis has erupted in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area in Southern Kaduna State, North West Nigeria which resulted in the loss of lives and rising tension in the area.

A 24 hour curfew has been impose on the communities in the area after 17 persons lost their lives.

 The Cable reports that a resident in the LGA said 17 corpses have been recovered after the gunmen stormed the area at about 7:00 pm on Saturday.

“The gunmen in their large numbers came at about 7:00 pm yesterday (Saturday),” the resident said via telephone on Sunday.

“As I am talking to you, we have so far recovered 17 corpses.”

Zangon Kataf is one of the LGAs in the southern part of Kaduna that has witnessed killings over the years due to a complex number of problems including religious farmer-herder conflicts.

Following the recent attack on Saturday, the Zangon Kataf local administration council imposed a 24-hour curfew on some parts of the LGA.

Yabo Ephraim, the media aide to the LGA chairman, said the curfew would enable the army to restore peace and order in the affected areas.

He said, “A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Ungwan Juju, Mabuhu, Ungwan Wakili and Zangon Urban with immediate effect. This is to allow men of the Nigerian army to restore peace on that axis

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