BY SEGUN ADEBAYO, ABUJA – There was an attack on Ungwan Gankon village in Atyap Chiefdom and a reprisal on Wuro Baki Settlements in Boto in Bakulu Chiefdom all in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area on August 18 and 19, 2020 which claimed the lives of no fewer than six people, including two wives of a man and his two children, according to military sources.
According to a memo written by the Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, and dated August 20, 2020 on ’Renewed Killings and Reprisal Killings in Zangon Kataf LGA,’ the commissioner said: “This is to intimate you of the following security development as reported by the military, police and other security agencies on the ground in Zangon Kataf LGA.
“On the 18th of August 2020, suspected Fulani attackers invaded Ungwan Gankon village, Atyap Chiefdom and killed two Atyap locals (Bobai Maliki and Takama Paul). Two children were injured and some houses burnt.
“Furthermore, as reported by security agencies, in an apparent reprisal, on August 19th 2020 (a day after the Ungwan Gankon killings were reported) some Atyap attackers stormed Boto in Ikulu Chiefdom of the same LGA and killed four Fulani locals at Wuro Baki settlement as follows:
The identities of the slain Fulani locals were given as Halima Ibrahim, Aisha Ibrahim, Umaru Ibrahim and Gimbia Ibrahim. Both Halim and Aisha are wives of Malam Ibrahim, while Umaru and Gimbia were his children.
Attached to the memo were pictures of the six slain in the attacks.
The memo was specifically directed for the attention of the Senator (Kaduna South Senatorial District, Sen Danjuma La’ah and member(s) representing Zangon Kataf/Jaba Federal Constituency/Zango State Constituency/Zonkwa State Constituency. Also copied were the Chairman of Zangon Kataf LGA, the Agwatyap, HRH Dominic Gambo and the Agom Bakulu, HRH Yohannah Sidi Kukah.