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Southern Kaduna: Again herdsmen kill 3 people in Zangon Kataf

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Despite the curfew in Zangon Kataf, Kaura and Jema’a local government areas, about three people have been reportedly killed again in Samaru Kataf, Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna State by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

The attack was preceded by a letter purportedly written by Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), Kaduna State chapter dated 10th Jan, 2017, where it hinted of possible attack by the group in Samaru Kataf of Zangon Kataf local government area.

The purported letter was widely circulated in the social media.letter from herdsmen

The letter, which carried MACBAN Kaduna state chapter letterhead with the text written in Hausa language, specifically said they would attack Ugwan Gaiya and Mabushi in Zangon Kataf local government area in no distant time.

Meanwhile, while the attack was ongoing, Kaduna State government restored the 24-hour curfew it had already relaxed in the three local government areas.

“A government announcement said the 24-hour curfew is with immediate effect, from tonight, Tuesday, 17th January 2017, until further notice,” the statement read.

According to the government statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, the restoration of the curfew followed renewed security threats in Samaru-Kataf where the market was attacked by hoodlums.

“Security forces have taken steps to restore calm and vigorously enforce the curfew,” the statement said.

Government urged that all citizens should cooperate with the security forces as they restore peace and order.

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