Residents flee as gunmen launch fresh attack on Zagon Kataf in Kaduna

There was a fresh attack on Kurmin Masara in Atyap Chiefdom, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

It was gathered that the attack, which started late night on Monday, lasted for several hours as the gunmen continued to shoot sporadically till 1.00am on Tuesday.

The attack is coming less than 24 hours after gunmen stormed Kurmin Masara community, killed 11 persons and burnt over 30 houses and properties

Youth leader of Atyap Chiefdom, Gabriel Joseph confirmed the attack to newsmen on Tuesday morning.

He said after residents of Kurmin Masara deserted their community during the Sunday attack, the gunmen decided to attack Atisa, a nearby settlement of the same Kurmin Masara axis.

He said the gunmen shot freely as there were no security personnel to counter them, just as the vigilantes in the area ran for their dear lives.

Joseph, who could not confirm if anyone was killed during the attack, said foodstuff, animals were carted away by gunmen

The youth leader called on the government to take a serious action to defend and protect citizens and their properties.

Kaduna Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, did not pick his calls nor respond to text messages sent to him.