Twelve persons have been reported killed and two injured in Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria in an attack by unidentified assailants in Peigyim village, near Kibori, Atyap Chiefdom of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area (LGA).
According to a press statement by Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, the attackers stormed the village Sunday evening and killed 12 residents.
The victims were identified as Philbia Ysuaf, Suzanna Ezekiel, Rahib Alex, Ishaku Bamaiyi, Deborah Ishaku, Tinat Bamaiyi, Zichat Kefas, Sunday Daniel, Hauwa Gabriel, Fedelia Famson, Sadia Donald, and Goodness Kefas. According to Aruwan, the other two injured residents are receiving treatment in the hospital.
He added that Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of the state has expressed grief at the report of another deadly incident in the area, sending his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and prayed for the repose of their souls.
On Saturday, security agencies reported to the Kaduna State Government the killing of Reverend Silas Yakubu Ali, a pastor of ECWA Church, Kibori-Asha Awuce, in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, by unknown assailants.
The report stated that Reverend Ali departed for Kafanchan on Saturday, and was not heard from until his corpse was found by a search party early on Sunday at Kibori community, near Asha-Awuce, where he was apparently attacked and macheted to death.
Aruwan, however added that security agencies have been charged to sustain patrols in the area, as investigations into the incident progress.
Kaduna State has recently been on the radar of terrorist attacks. Over the last two weeks the state government has taken to imposing curfews, suspending daily markets, banning the transportation of livestock within and into the state as measures to curb the spate of attacks on residents.
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