Southern Kaduna youths denounce attack Attakar community
Southern Kaduna youths, under the auspices of Kaura Youth Coalition, has condemned the attack by armed bandits on Attakar community, urging the state government for security reinforcement in the affected area.
The bandits, who were said to be in their hundreds, surrounded the village and burnt about 36 houses, including St. Peter’s Catholic and Anglican churches, killing seven natives, stealing livestock and burning foodstuff.A statement by the Kaura Youth Coalition signed by Derek Christopher, said: “The militias were unmasked where some known faces where seen to be from Ganawuri cum Fulani criminals by the natives of Zangang.”
“We are calling on the state government, donor agencies, religious organisations, all Community Development Associations (CDAs) in the council, humanitarian organisations and individuals to come to their rescue.”
Christopher, who commended the efforts of the Interim Chairman of the council, Yusufu Mugu, for his swift response to the attack and sympathising with the Zangang people, further said: “The welfare of the security forces should be given a priority. More security presence is needed in Zangang to always counter attacks from the border area.
“We are calling on all to embrace the path of peace and not allow themselves to be use as agents in carrying out these heinous crimes and other atrocities”. “ The leadership of Kaura and Ryom local councils should, as a matter of great importance, set up a conflict resolution or dialogue committee to look into the conflicts and proffer solutions that would restore back peace.”
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