It has been reported that ten people were killed in southern Kaduna today. Read what Sahara Reporters have to say below...
Armed bandits shot and killed ten people in the violence-prone southern Kaduna area in Kaduna State on Saturday night. A few other victims sustained varying degrees of injury, according to a military officer who spoke to SaharaReporters.
In a telephone call to our New York office, the officer disclosed that the bandits shot and instantly killed ten people in Tataura, a small community in the Sanga local government area of Kaduna State.
The officer said the attackers opened fire on a group of people who were in a festive mood as part of the continued Christmas season. “We just
got a signal that some bandits killed ten people and left them in a pool of their blood. They also injured others,” the officer said. Our correspondent subsequently confirmed the
attacks from a police source as well as an official of the local government area.
The military officer who first alerted us said he
was dismayed that his superior officers, especially those at Defense Headquarters in
Abuja, were chasing shadows instead of focusing on ensuring the security of all Nigerians. “Until and unless our superiors give priority to securing life and property, bandits and terrorists will
continue to kill Nigerians and confusion will abound,” said the officer.