Breaking News: Soldiers Retrieve Three Corpses killed In Samaru Kataf Shootings


Following the killing of traders at the Samaru-Kataf in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State in North-western Nigeria, three corpses of the murdered traders were last night retrieved and deposited at an undisclosed mortuary.
After the re-introduction of the 24-hour curfew on Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, youths in the area were appealed to allow the army take possession of the corpses, since the curfew would make it difficult for the community to bury the victims.
“The youth had earlier insisted that they would not allow the police to retrieve the corpses of the killed traders by the gunmen. But when the military later arrived later, they agreed to allow the soldiers take the corpses to the mortuary,” one of the residents said.
The three traders were killed after unspecified number of gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, stormed the Samaru-Kataf Market and rained bullets on traders as they were closing shops after the weekly market session.
According to a resident, who spoke to Forefront, “As shop owners were closing their shops this evening to depart to their various destinations at 7pm, gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen unleashed a reign of terror on the traders as they released volleys of bullets on defenseless traders. As I speak to you, no fewer than three persons living in Samaru Kataf have been confirmed dead, while several others injured.
“Traders from other adjourning towns were not spared, but no one can give you true casualty figure today,” disclosed the resident who said he was yet to ascertain the number of murdered traders from other towns.
Spokesman to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Mr Samuel Aruwan, announced the reintroduction of a 24-hour curfew on Zangon Kataf and said the decision was hinged on attempts to avoid a breakdown of law and order.

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