..87yrs-old woman also killed by the bandits
By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
A six months old baby girl, Peace Samson, was among the 11 persons reportedly murdered recently in Pyeijim village, Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Southern Kaduna, in kaduna State.
Similarly, an 87- year- old Woman, Tinat Bamaiyi, was also among those killed by bandits in the early hours of Sunday 11th September 2021, according to gully details released by the family members led by Jonathan Ishaya.
Recalled that bandits wielding AK47s reportedly killed their victims, a clergyman and 11 others at about 5:30pm on Sunday, after their evening church service.
An eyewitness and member of the vigilante group who pleaded anonymity told journalsts that, the armed bandits invaded the community in the late hours of Sunday.
He further disclosed that the gunmen came in large number and started shooting sporadically, which resulted in the death of 12 persons, while many others sustained various degrees of injuries.
Among those killed are the Senior Pastor of ECWA Church Kibori, Reverend Silas Yakubu, whose body was discovered around Zango Urban, where he was suspectedly killed. While the injured were receiving treatment at the Zonkwa Rural Hospital.
Contacted, the kaduna State Police command spokesman Muhammed Jalige could not respond at the time of filling report, One Mr Jonathan Ishaya claiming to be brother to some of the victims confirmed the incident.
Other victims of the Bandits attacks include Hauwa Gabriel 76, Rahap Alex 53, Ishakwu Bamaiyi 48, Deborah Ishaku 39 among others.
While the horror was on, the abduction in residents of lecturer close ABU teaching hospital came up and yet to be confirmed by police.