KEHINDE AKINPELU, ILORIN
Takanai community in Zangon Kataf area of Kaduna state was attacked Tuesday 26, September 2023, at around 7 p.m. The attack which was carried out by suspected armed herdsmen, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide Nigeria’s sources in the community, killed six people.
More disheartening is the fact that four out of the six victims who were ambushed and killed are from the same family. Four victims are currently nursing injuries in the hospital.
Also, yesterday, 29 September, 2023, three other people were killed in Ungwan Magaji, Kauru LGA, by suspected armed herdsmen. Report shows they were coming back from their farm on their motorcycle around 6pm when they were waylaid and killed.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide Nigeria can also confirm that attacks have been taking place in dozens of communities in Kaduna state since 2020.
CSWN finds these killings unacceptable given that Nigeria has a functional government, avoidable given the capacity of our security men, and preventable since attacks like this have been recurring.
Allowing these attacks to continue poses grave danger to not only other communities in the area but also to farmers who are in the process of harvesting their crops. The implication of food security cannot be overemphasised.
CSWN urges the Federal government, the Kaduna state government, and all those constitutionally responsible for preventing these attacks to do so urgently.
The CEO of CSWNigeria, Rev. Yunusa Nmadu extends his condolences to the family of the bereaved and prays for speedy recovery to the injured. He added that the inability of the Nigerian security in apprehending and prosecuting these terrorists has emboldened them to keep killing, maiming, and destroying properties.