Zangon Kataf crisis: 245 locals killed, 623 houses burnt – Paramount ruler

Gabriel Ewawoche

The Agwatyap, Sir Dominic Gambo Yahaya, the paramount ruler of Atyap Chiefdom, in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, says 245 locals were allegedly killed and 623 houses completely burnt down in attacks carried out by the Fulani living within his domain.

He said that Atyap Chiefdom since 2020, had experienced attacks by suspected Fulani militia in almost all the villages.

The monarch made the revelation at the Catholic Social Centre, Kaduna, during the commemoration of the International Peace Day 2022, organised by the Liturgy and Social Justice, MCSL and SCD in Kaduna.

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HRH Sir Dominic Gambo Yahaya

Revealing all that happened in the Chiefdom, the monarch stated that the attacks had become most distressful and disturbing, saying that the alleged killers, known to have lived ampng the communities, will often call their victims to notify them of their mission to kill, before committing the dastardly acts on the innocent and harmless farmers.

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