According to reports, at least eight individuals have been killed by bandits in Atak Njei, Ungwa Gaiya Ward, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, Kaduna State.
The attackers who stormed the area around 9:00pm on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, left many others injured.
The Executive Council Chairman, Francis A. Sani, who confirmed the incident in a statement signed by his Special Assistant, Yabo Chris Ephraim, described the attack as “unprovoked killings of innocent and peaceful people”
After numerous attacks, the chairman bemoaned the failure of security authorities to make even a single arrest or bring offenders to justice.
Residents of the village accused the security authorities of cooperating in the string of assaults on their communities, according to the statement.
“Hence, they requested the removal of soldiers who have not been able to offer any protection against these deadly attacks despite being stationed few yards from the scenes of attacks,” the statement added.
The chairman has made arrangements for the funeral of those who were slain and expressed sympathy to the relatives of the deceased.