Normalcy has returned to Runji Sakwab Community in Atyap Chiefdom of Zango Kataf Local Government Area Kaduna State after the mass burial of 33 persons killed by bandits on Saturday Night.
Radio Nigeria gathered that the 33 persons were gruesomely murdered in their sleep and their houses set ablaze while 19 corpses were burnt beyond recognition.
Speaking at the mass burial ceremony, the Local Government Chairman, Mr Francis Sani Zimbo, expressed shock over the incident, saying it was an unprovoked attack on the people.
He said Runji Sankwab was the third community in a series of attacks within fewer than 30 days in the Atyap communities. The Local Government has held several security meetings to unveil reasons and possible solutions to why the carnage was happening, but to no avail.
According to Mr Zimbo, the Local Government’s hands are tight because there was no option left for them except to seek solutions and help outside their scope through the help of the media.
Victims of Night Attack get mass Burial: Kaduna.
The National President, Atyap Community Development Association Comrade Timbwak Samuel Achie, called on the whole Atyap community to unite and defend themselves whenever faced with such genocidal threats.
He also appealed for assistance from Nigeria and international bodies to the affected persons because about 40 of their houses were burnt to ashes. At the same time, valuables and food items were also destroyed.
Performing the mass burial rites, the Local Government Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Bishop Jacob Kwashi, urged the Government to live up to its responsibility of protecting lives and properties.
Bishop Kwashi, therefore, prayed for reposing the lives of those who died and prayed for the quick recovery of those who sustained various degrees of injuries and were in critical condition.
Reacting to Radio Nigeria on the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer DSP Mohammed Jalige said men of the security operatives have since been deployed to the area to ensure such carnage does not reoccur.
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