3 feared dead in fresh Southern Kaduna violence

Map showing Southern Kaduna

Three people were reported killed and scores injured in renewed violence in a part of Southern Kaduna.

Residents said the attack occurred on Tuesday night at Samarun Kataf, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area.

The Kaduna State Government on Tuesday night announced a 24-hour curfew in the local government based on security reports.

“The restoration of the curfew follows renewed security threats in Samaru-Kataf where the market was attacked by hoodlums. Security forces have taken steps to restore calm and vigorously enforce the curfew,” Samuel Aruwan, spokesperson to Governor Nasir El-Rufai said.

A resident of the area told PREMIUM TIMES that the attack occurred around 9:30 p.m. at a relaxation joint near Samarun Kataf market.

“We heard the sporadic shooting by unknown gunmen last night around 9:30 p.m. at a relaxation joint in Samarun Kataf town. Three people were killed,” Danjuma Samaru said.

“The bodies and those injured have been taken to General Hospital, Zangon Kataf. I am going there now to visit some relations.

The Kaduna Branch Secretary of the Red Cross , Shehu Abdul, also confirmed the attack.

“I received alert that something like that occurred,” Mr. Abdul said.
“Some people were actually killed and injured. But, I can’t confirm the figure until the team dispatched return from the scene,” he added.

The Kaduna Police spokesperson, Aliyu Usman, confirmed the incident but did not speak on the casualty.


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  • Factsay

    Are we sure these crimes are not committed by same security men?

    These issue of unknown gunmen sounds like unknown soldiers of Fela days

  • NEWS Feed

    …BREAKING—— Freedom Fighters blow up pipeline as Traditional rulers walk out on Mr Osinbajo

    During a townhall meeting with stakeholders of Niger Delta to ascertain the causes of militancy in the region, the delegation of Urhobo traditional rulers staged a walkout while Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo was speaking. Watch the video on internet:

    On why he incident took place, an eyewitness narrated:
    “The reason for that action was said to be the gross disrespect for the traditional rulers from the Isoko and Urhobo nations accrued to the fact that instead of visiting their palaces like he did other monarchs from other ethnic nationalities in the State, he chose to summon them to Warri around 5pm today.

    “Recall that the Vice President is on a one-day fact-finding visit to Delta State in respect of the militancy, youth unrest and underdevelopment that is prevalent in the region.

    MEANWHILE, less than 24 hours after Osinbanjo’s visit, the freedom fighting Niger Delta Avengers blew up a pipeline in Delta state. Right now smoke fills the air. Can FG go and clean up the smoke please or borrow from World Bank to clean up the air pollution? Or suspend oil exploration (just like suspension of flights to Abuja Airport) so that our once beautiful Niger Deltan Ecosystem can be cleaned of pollutants once and for all?

  • breakin’ news

    “During an operation aimed at clearing the area of Boko Haram insurgents,
    a Nigerian Air Force fighter jet mistakenly bombed a refugee camp in Borno
    State on Tuesday, killing no fewer than 100 civilians. The Associated Press
    (AP) reports that a Borno State official confirmed that over 100 refugees and
    humanitarian aid workers were killed. According to an International Committee
    of the Red Cross (ICRC) worker, 20 ICRC aid workers died.”


    (January 17, 2017)

  • breakin’ news

    Breaking News:

    “The Nigerian Airforce has accidentally bombed a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Borno State

    killing at least 200 inhabitants. Saharareporters learnt that the jet circled the camp for a while before

    dropping several bombs that created a tragic outcome. The accidental bombing killed occupants of a camp at Rann,

    the headquarters of Kala Balge local government area of Borno State.”


    (January 18, 2017)

    • Papa Ogihwriodo


      This thing that happened is like a criminal something. It cannot be mistake, because let us say Ecowas wants to
      drive President Jammeh out of office in Gambia. If we send this same Air Force Pilot to go and bomb the army
      of President Jammeh in the military barracks, does it mean this Pilot can fly to Senegal, instead of Gambia,
      and go and bomb the presidential house of the president of Senegal? Is that what you mean by mistake?
      You must not use that word again. There is no mistake in this one. This is something that can cause
      a big war if the Pilot says he made mistake, that instead of going to Gambia he went to bomb the
      house of the president of Ghana in Accra. If you want to say mistake, it means you are telling
      the Pilot to do it again, since nobody is above mistake. Not so? That is very dangerous.

  • breakin’ news


    Excuse me, why is Premium Times doing bad to Nigeria?
    Instead of Premium Times to start shouting that President Buhari is doing genocide,
    by killing too many people inside the REFUGEE CAMP in Borno state, Premium Times
    removed the story completely and changed the topic to a very small quarrel in Kaduna!
    That is not journalism. This is Mujaheedin Islamism to cover up how Boko Haram is now
    in control of our Air Force Pilots in Nigeria. Because if Abubakar Shekahu is not Nigeria’s
    Chief of Defence staff, and if Abu Qaqa is not the Air Force Chief of Nigeria, how come
    our airforce is helping Boko Haram to kill all the people that run through bush to escape
    Boko Haram beheading? After President Buhari put all those people who escaped in one place,
    our own Air Force fighter jet went to the camp where the escapees are put and killed everybody.

    • Omo Eleniyan 2

      Can Nigeria survive as a country under President Buhari? No electricity since Christmas in many neighbourhoods
      in Lagos state, and, across Nigeria. There’s no water too. Soon, there will be no petrol to power a generator or to
      fuel a motorcycle or even a car. Can human civilization be maintained under the inhuman conditions wrought by
      President Buhari – given that unemployment level is now over 35% and over five million Nigerians have so far
      lost their jobs under President Muhamadu Buhari’s regime. Inflation is over 18% and the national currency
      has plummeted and been badly devalued close to 490 Naira to a dollar.

      • Noxtradamus

        “Any country that repeatedly violates the rights of its citizens could
        and would never survive. While every society gravitates towards positivity,
        Nigerian State is helplessly magnetized to negativity. o to survive, the
        Nigerian state is in perpetual fear of citizen, watching him/her closely,
        making sure he/she is subjugated in the socio – economic milieu. Unfortunately
        for the Nigerian State, the opposite has been the result.

        The citizenry
        has found means to extricate itself from the drowning quicksand of poverty and
        is increasingly taking up arms against the state, challenging it and its
        purveyors to the inevitable confrontation for a shade under the tree of
        liberty. The break-up of Nigeria is inevitable. We should find a way to sit
        around the table, peacefully break up Nigeria and help her to attain her
        destiny. Failure to do so would make the impending tragedy inevitable and mind
        boggling. Nigeria as “is” today has no sight. It is the blind man in a
        completely dark room, seeking a black hat that is not there.”

        ………………..Remi Oyeyemi

        (January 18th, 2017)

        • O’ Jose

          …….My people……it’s not looking good O……Buhari is losing goodwill very fast……
          ….more than he’s gaining it…..and now…after 17 months…..he has negatives ……
          ………..numbering enough to write a book……….from his blunders overseas…..to this….
          …huge suspicion… that he’s another Fulani Islamist hegemonist and northern tribalist……
          ……….but, that’s a smelly body odor to carry around…….if it also includes…… as it does…..
          …….jumping the window of parliament to forge appropriation bills…….. and merely winking….
          …at the genocide of 300+ Shiite Muslims, and, winking at the murders committed daily……..
          ………………….by the rifle-bearing mad and maddening Fulani herdsmen……………

          • Patriotico222

            @disqus_37tUayk10K:disqus ,

            I just want to say that MUHAMADU BUHARI is the worst mistake the voters in Nigeria ever made.
            There is no worse person who became president of Nigeria since 1960 than Muhamadu Buhari.
            Because he does not show it follows that Muhamadu Buhari surely does not have any Wasc/Gce.
            A primary school certificate holder as president of Nigeria is the human equivalent of atomic bomb.

      • emmanuel

        Sorry, inflation is 184%. USD500.00. Nigerians killed daily tally about 115. No light, No water, No pension, No import, No manufacturing/production. Interest rate past roof top. No governance, No Fiscal policy document since May 29, 2015. Only fake and unalligned budget. Established Foolani herdsmen underground government. Government run by corrupt and uncensored people. Subsidy re-introduced.
        In all of this, Nigerians would rather commit suicide than ask the brain dead President to go. Unfortunately same man want to come back in 2019. What an irony?
        Trump was right about Africans being lazy and need re-colonisation. Is it not better the developed World that will offer us Burger, Cheese, Good rail system, research centres colonise us than for us to be colonised by local demons like we have today?

      • Edwin Cosmas



  • emmanuel

    El-Rufai said they should wait for Law enforcement agents secure their lives. Meanwhile, the law enforcement agents are those used by him to carry out the genocide in SK. They are sent to areas where his guys have carried out anihilation after the deed has been done.
    Unfortunately, the people are trully waiting. Meanwhile, each time an arrest is made in SK after terror is unleashed by the agents of the jihad, the police go after the SK people who summon courage to arm themselves with dane guns and are eventually labelled as those who forment trouble.
    El-Rufai is neck deep in this evil nd he did have a heart to heart talk with jihadist Buhari and few weeks ago in the Villa. Who knows, if the Jihad blueprint was not handed to him thern?
    SK People, your destiny is in your hand. Do not let these uncircumcised Pilistines continue with the terror, but return terror for terror or even devise your own terror.

    • Baban Yara

      My friend, please be just in your comments. How do you imagine a governor sponsoring genocide. That is never a Muslim agenda. Personally, I so much hate people killing fellow human beings.

      • straight-to-the-point




      • emmanuel

        Like settling foolani herdsmen from other countries? By the way, who authorised them into Nigeria? If foreigners have better rights than SK in their land, then the man who settled them should be tied to stake and shut dead.
        If El-Rufai thinks that killing Christians will earn him muslim vote in the North in 2019 in addition to what he would get from a possible Tunde Bakare VP aspirant, what is bad in that?
        El-Rufai is complicit in the killing period.
        Aman who seize peoples land and share to himself, Obasanjo, his wives and Girl friends will do worse than what is happening in SK

  • Tahir Bunu-hamza

    Our security operatives (as well as the country’s leadership) need the support of everyone in the present circumstance. We should also appreciate the positive milestone/s they (the security) have achieved as far as insurgency in the Northeast is concerned. To make mistake is simply and definitely human. Even the best trained & equipped army in the world (USA) had at certain time/s and place/s made mistakes (in the Middle East) which they had immediately owned up; In fact USA’s Iraqi military adventure was even ‘coined’ as the worst military cum intelligence error/mistake ever made by the US military and leadership as recently boosted by the US in-coming president, J. Trump! May God bless Nigeria and guides its leadership aright.

    • straight-to-the-point

      @Tahir Bunu-hamza:disqus



    • V.O Akins

      @tahirbunuhamza:disqus : Please I want to know
      how to qualify as a citizen of GAMBIA. It is a better country than
      Nigeria. I want to give up being a Nigerian and find peace of mind under
      President Yahya Jammeh who is a better president. I am 23 years old. I have
      four credits in Waec. Is that enough to apply to Gambia Embassy? Or do I have
      to first do and undo in Nigeria, by breaking things, to show my hatred for this
      useless government of President Muhamadu Buhari? Please advise me.

      • straight-to-the-point




        • Nonames

          “In the President, in whom much hope was invested and misery was reaped, the man died.
          In the President, who made promises of alleviating poverty during campaign but rather
          exacerbates the level of hunger in the land, the man died. In the President who
          promised to declare his assets but goes to odious lengths to explain why he
          could not do it any longer, the man died. In the President who promised
          to reduce the cost of petrol but ended up increasing it astronomically,
          the man died. In the President who promised to increase the value
          of our Naira but rather devalued it beyond recognition,
          the man died”.

          ……………….Remi Oyeyemi

          (January 3rd, 2017)

          • Tahir Bunu-hamza

            ….you are most impatient to have expected magic from PMB cleaning the rubbish of disasters instituted in the system since the last 16 years by the current opposition.

      • Tahir Bunu-hamza

        On how to qualify as a citizen of Gambia…you need to ‘jammeh’ yourself!!
        And you are the most useless one for disowning your own country for a ‘jammed’ country like Jammeh’s.
        And you ought to show some respect (not hatred) for the decision made by the many million of Nigerians that deemed it necessary to have saved the Nigerian nation from total collapse by voting in PMB.

  • thusspokez

    President Buhari, NigerianLivesMatter

  • emmanuel

    Oh, so your are irked by my position? I wished you would call for mass action to oust the local on colonisation rampage today in Nigeria. Lagos state commissioner of Police replaced by an Umar who was decorated yesterday (ostensibly) to further the hegemonic rule.
    Which is better, Colonial master that will offer good or the one that unleash dirt philistine like cattle rearers on free men, women and Children? Person wen nor see N50.00 buy Ijebu Garri, better make he eat cheese burger under Oyino than commit suicide or have Airforce of occupation slaughter them.
    If my position pain you, then do something.

  • Adele Uhuru

    Buhari’s security agencies will bomb IDP Camps and ignore or encourage fulani herdsmen to attack Nigerians in their home in the dead of night; same security forces will run around the Niger delta harassing and disrupting people’s lives but turn a blind eye to the atrocious attacks of Buhari’s Kin men, what an organized criminal administration