A resident of Fadan karshi, a community in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State, has told PREMIUM TIMES how he survived the attack by on the community by yet to be identified gunmen.
The gunmen attacked Fadan karshi in the late hours of Tuesday killing at least 20 people while others sustained various degree of injuries.
The resident, Bitrus Solomon, said the gunmen arrived at about 12 midnight and set houses on fire.
“I was lucky I was not asleep,” he said. “And because my house is not close to where they started burning and shooting, I escaped into the bush.”
Mr. Solomon added that “those who could not run where shot dead at the spot while others were
burnt in their homes.”
Other property burnt during the raid include a church and several cars.
The resident said more than 20 corpses were retrieved after the raid. The gunmen all escaped after the attack while security officials are yet to make any arrest.
In his reaction on Wednesday, Governor Ramalan Yero condemned the attack.
Mr. Yero described it as an attempt by enemies of peace aimed at truncating the ‘stable’ atmosphere in the State.
In a statement signed by his Director General, Media and Publicity, Ahmed Maiyaki, the governor said, “It is sad and unfortunate that some devious characters from within the State are conniving with unpatriotic elements from outside to unleash unwarranted mayhem on communities that were hitherto less vulnerable to attacks”.
The governor called on the people of Sanga to remain calm as security agencies have already been directed to commence operations aimed at restoring law and order in the area.
Investigation into the attack is already ongoing to apprehend those behind the attack, the governor said.