At least 17 people were killed on Saturday when gunmen attacked Ungwar Wakili village in Kaduna State’s Zango Kataf Local Government Area.
According to sources, the majority of the victims are women and children, including a woman and her newborn.
An earlier report stated that fifteen people died; however, two of the three other people who were injured died as a result of their injuries.
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Although police have yet to comment on the incident, the Executive Chairman of Zango Kataf Local Government Area, Francis Sani said that gunmen suspected to be militia herders invaded the community around 9 p.m. on Saturday and began shooting sporadically at people’s houses.
According to the local government chairman, those who were injured have been taken to the hospital for treatment, and the victims’ remains will be mass buried once normalcy has been restored.
Meanwhile, Ungwan Juju, Mabuhu, Ungwan Wakili, and Zangon Urban have been placed under a 24-hour curfew. This is to allow Nigerian soldiers to restore peace in the area.