Gunmen kill 10 in Kaduna post-Christmas celebration

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Gunmen on Saturday night attacked and killed 10 residents of Tattaura Village in Kaduna State.

Mike Maikarfi, a pastor, told journalists on Sunday that the victims were having a post-Christmas celebration when they were attacked.‎ He said four people also sustained gunshot wounds.

The injured were rushed to a hospital in Akwanga, Nasarawa State, because it was closer than rushing them to Kafanchan in Kaduna, he said.

“The attack took place at 10:12 p.m. while Christmas celebration was going on in the community,” the cleric said.

He added that Tattaura is a community in Ancha District of Ninzo Chiefdom. It is two kilometres east of Gwantu, the headquarters of Sanga Local Government Area.

“The attack took place in a shop where some men were relaxing. Tattaura community celebrated their Christmas yesterday night (Saturday) with dances by youths, children and adults,” he said.

He listed the names of those killed as Joel Ambo, Yakubu Ambi, Yamu Idzi, Anche Ishaku, Misalai Ngbo, Ishaya Anche, Monday Samson, Joel Anzah, Jonathan Anche and a young man popularly known as P – Square.

As at the time of this report, arrangements to hold a mass burial were being held, while sympathisers and relations were still trooping to the village.

The Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Umar Shehu, who confirmed the incident said security agents have been dispatched to the village.

No arrests have been made.


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  • Isaac

    Look, Christians will continue to do mass burial of their Christian brethren,
    until Christians learn how to think properly that there is no chapter in the
    Holy Bible stipulating specific steps against an Islamic Jihad going on now.
    Looking up Leviticus or the Acts of the Apostles is suicide by other means.

    • Holy Warrior

      “Fighting is obligatory for you (Muslims), even if you dislike it” – Quran 2:216.
      O, believers make war on the infidels (non-Muslims) who dwell around you,
      and, let them find harshness in you – Quran 9:123 When the sacred months
      are over, kill the unbelievers wherever you find them – Quran 9:5.

      Fight against Christians and Jews that believe neither in
      Allah nor in the last day..and who do not embrace the true faith [Islam] – Q 9:29.
      Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for friends or helpers – Q 5:51.
      Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those
      who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war…- Sahih Muslim 19:4294.

      I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads,
      and strike off every fingertip of them (Koran 8:12), And fight with them until there is no more
      fitna (unbelief) that religion should be only for Allah [Koran 8:39].

      Fight those who believe not in Allah; nor in the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden
      which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger [Mohammed], nor acknowledge
      the religion of Truth (Islam) – even if they are of the People of the Book (i.e Christians) –
      until they pay the Jizya (submission tax) with willing submission,
      and feel themselves subdued. [Koran 9:29].”

      • sulaiman

        Allah will punish you for quoting the Holy Quran wrongly and inappropriately. you are not a muslim. you are either an extremist, terrorist Christian or a Boko haram member or all. Muslims are not fools. Even from the name not to even talk about the verses themselves. who knows wether you are among the paid attackers. you need to be arrested by SSS.

        • Bigzy

          Yepp! they are no fools. The killing of Christians in Nigeria, Sudan, Kenya, Pakistan, India. Bangladesh, Indonessia etc are just incidents in the chronicles of a psychotic bandwagon that has gripped the world.

        • Otile

          Have you read Al Qur-an? Perhaps what they showed you was some corrupt verses from the sura, but they did not tell you that those were from the satanic verses of Hadith.

    • Philip Waziri

      problem is, you don’t know if the Yoruba people are for Christians or against. They are so fickle and unpredictable.

  • ceweeco projects

    Mahatma Gandhi ones said, for me, the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree. Therefore, they are equally true, though being received and interpreted through human instruments equally imperfect.

    For as far back as we can remember, religion has been a source of contention, being the cause of many wars and countless deaths and sufferenings in the name of God. Most religions say that they are the only true religion and that all others are wrong. This is a result of the false belief of separateness – separate from God and separate from each other and nature. We are all a part of God because we exist. God can be interpreted in many different ways. Religions tend to teach that God is a separate entity, whilst other belief systems speak only of a ‘Creative Force’.

    The notion that God is a separate external being, and that we are born ‘sinners’ who have to get back into the good graces of God (fear-based belief system to keep us in a powerless state), makes god a judgemental vengeful God. Yet, God (the creative force) is no such thing. God is LOVE, and there is no judgement. And the only ‘hell’ is the one we create for ourselves here on Earth. There is NO one true religion, each religion has its truths and there are many paths we can choose to take that will lead us to to God.

    We are ALL God, each of us. We are of the same ‘stuff’ that God is made from. Each a spark of the Divine Creative force (Love). We are here to experience life in the form of matter. We are all spiritual beings having an adventure, and we will all eventually return to the same place. There is no judgement and there is no separateness. Heaven and Hell are what we create for ourselves. It is time now to have respect for each and every different religion or belief system, and allow each person his/her right to follow the path or belief system of their choice – without preaching at them or trying to convert them, or even killing those of a different belief system. It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.

    • Strong System

      Whatabout if some mischievous persons are using the name of religion to achieve their political interest?
      It’s very simple for anybody to disguise and kill so that the blame will go to a particular group and subsequently inflame hate.
      There’s nothing politicians can’t do in achieving their selfish objective

      • ceweeco projects

        This being called human is a guest house. Every morning new arrival; a joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and attend them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honourable. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the same, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each guest has been sent as a guide from beyond.

        The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.

      • sulaiman

        May God bless you brother

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          You Sharia northerners will deny….deny…lie…..lie….till there is no more lie to be told. Sharia which you rioted and killed to to install in the north has brought about terrorism and the Fulani are killing Christians and forcing themselves on Christian lands because they were told they own Nigeria.!

  • Peace_3

    My bet is that this kind of attack on Christians will increase in Kaduna, plateau and Taraba states just to demonise the opposition. If Christians look up to this government for protection, they will be thoroughly disappointed because the government’s hands are not clean in this game of wasting people’s lives on the altar of politics. So called “Fulani herds men” attacked and killed hundreds in Benue and Plateau states and we never heard of one herds man killed or arrested and prosecuted. There were several media reports of security forces turning their backs on natives during attacks by “unknown” gun men. Christians should be watchful because they do not know their real enemies.

    • Okey

      “I will use the last drop of blood in my veins to ensure that sharia is practiced all over Nigeria.” This is the result as sharia is incompatible with Christmas celebration.

      • sulaiman

        shege. agbero, lier. that is what you have been doing to propagate hatred.

        • Bigzy

          In this there is no hatred or lie. It is quoting Buhari, and if fact he has said worse to emphasize his Jihadist credentials. You can choose to bury your head in the sand like an ostrich, the rest of us know better.

          • Otile

            Sulaiman is a true muslim, Jihad is a must. How else is he going to sleep with virgin when he dies?

        • Okey

          Please, direct your “shege,” etc, to the copy right owner of that comment, tell him “you have been propagating hatred”

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Keep on deceiving yourself ,very soon there will be no more lies to be told to the average northerner,you are running out of lies !!

    • Otile

      Mallam, stop this taqiyya. We are tired of listening to your lies.

  • burning spear

    Those who wish to sell their birth right to the jihadist backing buhari are free to do so——————————————–yesterday I was told some Muslims were escorting Christians to church———————–I laughed——cause I knew it was a ploy- by d backers of buhari————-the presidency of buhari will continue to haunt the secularity of our Nation———————————————————–until Buhari leaves the stage——————-no damage control for him and his Night Soil Men in APC——finally time for Dasuki ati Gusau to go——————they have outlived their usefulness

    • Gideon Orkar

      I did say 200 will protect you today and 10,000 will attack you tomorrow. Never trust a Northern Muslim

      • Whales David

        Their version of Islam is the most barbaric, ever seen, in my entire whole life. Blood is nothing to them. Not strange, a child, grown from Al-Majiri to Adulthood, with no iota of comfortability, compassion and parental love; Would definitely become an animal. Real animal. So intolerant. Pathetic. They don’t worth to be showered with love, at all.

        • Otile

          That’s what Imam Buhari means when he said that dogs and baboons will be soaked in blood.

    • Otile

      Deri Orbuka, stop putting the useless dashes in your trashy comments. You are very irritating.

    • rablaz

      People have to accept the truth for we to progress, every Nigerian knows that Jonathan is incompetent, cos he cannot protect the life of citizens as chief of arm forces, you that talk of religion, where are our chibok girls that were abducted, which most of them are Christian, so the issue of insurgency is not religious please take note

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Fulani doing what they do best……killing Christians as they attempt to forcefully take over grazing lands which Uthman-dan-fodio told them is theirs !!

  • Gideon Orkar

    Soon the Muslim Northerners will begin to tell you that Christains are killing themselves to discredit Muslims. Issokay we will retaliate with our votes. #stopshariam

    • rablaz

      My friend you better know what you are doing, you better study the course of insurgency in Nigeria, don’t let politians play with your brain, haba Kamar ba dan Nigeria ba haba oga think wisely

      • Gideon Orkar

        We know how it started. We even warned against it years ago but we were told to mind our biz!

  • Whales David

    Something is really wrong with those that practise Islam, upside-down. So terrible.

    • amazing2012

      What you mentioned does it include solution ? Waste of surface !

      • Otile

        What are you trying to say, dull_man?

        • amazing2012

          Check all your comments, you never mention background knowledge or solution to a problem. You only accuse people, talk on division and misdirect points. Of course what do we expect from unlearned literate. English is simply a language, what you express using it matters not good English expressing stupidity !

          • Otile

            What are you struggling to say? The money wasted in sending you to school should have been used to feed pigs. Sleeping with 72 virgins in paradise my foot.

          • amazing2012

            Give probe of what you said not hear say. Where did you read about 72 virgins ? Read from bible “And they found among the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead four hundred young virgins, that had known no man by lying with any male: and they brought them unto the camp to Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan. -Judges 21:12 To do what with them ?
            On education and oil money: oil money is not by Nigerians like and you but by criminals from all the region so count me out of benefiting from your blood and cursed oil.

          • Otile

            Wallahi. What are you trying to say, aboki? You see, the more you write the more you display you bad English. Go back to school, aboki.

  • amazing2012

    The perception that every christian killed most be by muslim and ever Muslim killed kist by chrsitian even without probe is bad. Most of those killing even if they profess to be faithful to one religion is just by name not by reality. The problem of religion affiliation is that every body can claim to be one including open pagans then people of the opposite faith will use it discredit others. Our religious leaders have failed in defining who belong to what, how and why ? They also failed to separate politics and religion,God and human worship. If someone ask the question who is a muslim, christian, pagan, etc you will appreciates that most people are not what they claim to be.

    • Otile

      Wayo Allah. I did not know mutum wanan is an illiterate. Mallam, read your comment again. Your English is atrocious. Why not write in Hausa or Fulfude. Many of us understand many languages. We can understand you more in your native language than in this trash you wrote in bad English.

      Why are they wasting our oil money to send dunces like you to school in the first place? Next time when you curse us I will understand why. Dan iska.

      • amazing2012

        You are a confirmation of curse, we lost people but your concern is grammar ? You are a slave of English consciousness. Good English expression stupidity, a silver cup pouring poison ? Check yourself / comments properly, you are but a pagan anti Christ !! WHAT WE ARE AFTER IS DEATHS OF INNOCENTS PEOPLE IN WHATEVER LANGUAGE YOU CAN EXPRESS YOUR CONCERN !!

        • Otile

          You are a heathen. Go back to Gilgal.

          • amazing2012

            Is that your condolence massage ? Cursed !!

          • Otile

            You are the cursed one, an offspring of cursed Ishmael, remember.

          • amazing2012

            You are confirming what I said about you. Ishmael and Isaac are all offspring of Abraham(father of Nations). And are better than you and your pagans parents. Do you count yourself a christian ? Give a point not abuse. Tell us what make you as christian ?

          • Otile

            You don’t understand English well. What language do you want me to use? Do you understand any language well at all?

          • amazing2012

            OTILE,The English Slave (TES) I understand the language of justice, equity, and fairness. One of feature of soavery is inferiority complex, you can serve and respect Chinese, Indians, Jews, French Germans and Russians. But disrespects his origin and dishonored his color. Thee mind set is distorted and thee soul corrupted with hate and evil poison.
            I understand the language of God, that of respect to offspring of Abraham. Tell me the language you understand ?

      • rablaz

        See we are not after some bodie’s English rather the life of those that lost it, the essence of language is to communicate, if you really understand what he mean fine, kai wai who say your English is good, abeg pray for the victims

  • Thetwin

    Nigeria needs a leader that will unite us irrespective of any differences, not one that will continue to exploit our divisions for evil personal ambitions. Nigerians have bled enough. We are tired. A word is enough for the wise.

  • HappyMuslim

    Research has shown that terrorism is a political weapon usually employed by godless minority as they exist feeling threatened by a majority. The godless minority usually succeed in creating confusion among the majority as they are made to suspect one another. If islam teaches suicide bombing and terrorism by sustained campaign of massacre, why then has leadership of the world left its hands for so many years? Why can’t muslims be in leadership everywhere, for instance in Nigeria? How has it been able to have current adherents of about a billion plus worlwide as killing rate of adherents appears to be greater than conversion from terrified and fleeing popolace? Surely, there’s more to it than meets the eye.

  • Yusuf

    Ma their soul rest in perfect peace and May God expose the perpetrators of this evil