Skirmish: Normalcy returns to Zangon Kataf

Kaduna State map used to illustrate the story.
Kaduna State map used to illustrate the story.

Normalcy has returned to Samaru and Zankwa towns in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna State following skirmish that ensued at Tudun Wada village in Jema’a local government area.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the skirmish erupted following the alleged killing of a youth in Tudun Wada village.

NAN gathered that the unrest occurred on Tuesday evening when angry youths mounted barricade and obstructed flow of traffic to protest the killing of the youth.

Yakubu Mohammed, the Vice Chairman, Zangon Kataf Interim Council, confirmed to NAN on Wednesday in Zonkwa that the obstruction caused pandemonium in the nearby Samaru market resulting in the death of a trader.

Mr. Mohammed said the miscreants took advantage of the situation and burnt four vehicles in Samaru and two others in Zankwa.

“The miscreants attempted to give the situation a religious undertone but were prevailed upon by opinion and community leaders,” he said.

The Vice Chairman said the leaders provided refuge for traders who are none indigenes and succeeded in bringing the situation under control.

He commended the leaders for their detribalised and peaceful disposition and cautioned the youth against taking the law into their hands.

Some eye witnesses, who sought anonymity, told NAN that they were at the Samaru market to buy foodstuff and saw people running helter skelter.



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