The number of fatalities from last night’s attack on the Ungwan Wakili community in Kaduna State’s Zango Kataf Local Government Area has increased to 17.
Reports counted 14 corpses recovered this morning, aside from the one person killed yesterday and the two people that died in the hospital.
Addressing to reporters, Mr. Francis Sani Zimbo, the council chairman of Zango Kataf Local Government, denounced the brutal assault and reaffirmed that investigations are ongoing to identify the offenders and hold them accountable.
He expressed remorse over the decision to remove all Mobile Police checkpoints from the impacted villages before to last night’s attack.
While protesting, the locals questioned how an attack could endure for almost 40 minutes without a single attacker being shot by security personnel despite the presence of a forward operating base in the communities