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Kaduna govt imposed 24 hrs curfew on Community of Zangon Kataf LGA

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Following the risen death toll from nine to seventeen as a result of cmunal fracas between herder’s and community of Unguwan Wakili in Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna state, a 24 hours curfew has been imposed in the area by Kaduna state government..

THE death toll in Saturday’s attack by gunmen suspected to be militia herders on the Ungwan Wakili community in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State has risen to 17.

This was confirmed to our correspondent by the Executive Chairman of the local government, Francis Sani, who said that two of the injured victims gave up the ghost on Sunday at different hospitals in Kafanchan and Kaduna where they were being treated.

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Earlier, the Chairman disclosed that 15 persons died after the gunmen attacked the Ungwan Wakili community on Saturday night. However, the latest report shows that two more people died from severe injuries from gunshots and machete cuts.

Meanwhile, the council boss told our correspondent that the burial of the victims will take place after the council consulted with their families. No fewer than 10 dead bodies have been recovered after suspected terrorists attacked Unguwar Wakili in Zango Kataf local government area of Kaduna State.

A statement issued by the Special Assistant on Media to the executive chairman of Zangon Kataf local government council of the State, Yabo Ephraim, said consequently concerned authorities have placed a 24-hour curfew on Ungwan Juju, Mabuhu, Ungwan Wakili and Zangon Urban with immediate effect.

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The statement said the imposition of the curfew was among other measures to forestall any breakdown of law and order and to allow men of the Nigerian Army to restore peace in the area.

Kaduna State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Muhammad Jalige, could not be reached for reaction at the time of filing this report. 

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