From Mohammad Ibrahim, Kaduna
There was pandemonium at Yangal village of Fadan Kamanton in Zangon Kataf Local Government of Kaduna State when cow rustlers killed about 9 people in the area.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Tuesday night when the attackers stormed the village to steal cows.
Reports from the area showed that 7 villagers who came out to challenge the rustlers got killed and two of the cow owners.
A leader in the community who does not want his name mentioned told Peoples Daily on phone that the attackers escaped.
“They escaped before the arrival of the security agents. So far we lost 9 people, 7 villagers who came to dare the rustlers and 2 owners of the cows,” he said.
According to him, solders have been deployed in the area to bring back law and other.
Meanwhile the state Governor, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero has condemned the unfortunate attack on the innocent people of Yangal village in Kamantan community of Zangon Kataf local government area of the State.
In a statement by his media aide, Ahmed Maiyaki, the governor said the attack is an apparent attempt by miscreants with the aim of causing confusion in the state and to heighten tension among the peaceful people of the state.
“It is rather sad that some people will stop at nothing in achieving their selfish goals including shedding the blood of innocent citizens of the state,” he said.
The governor has directed the State Emergency Management Agency to immediately move to the affected community to provide victims of the attack with necessary support and assistance.
He also called on people in the affected community to remain calm as security agencies are already investigating the matter with the aim of bringing the perpetrators to book.
Efforts to reach the state police command spokesperson proved abortive as it was gathered that he was attending a conference and so didn’t answer his phone.