CSWN Condemns Takanai Attack in Zangon Kataf LGA.
Takanai community in Zangon Kataf area of Kaduna state was attacked Tuesday 26, September 2023, at around 7 p.m. The attack which was carried out by suspected armed herdsmen, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide Nigeria’s sources in the community, killed six people.
More disheartening is the fact that four out of the six victims that were ambushed and killed are from the same family. Four victims are currently nursing injuries in the hospital.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide Nigeria can also confirm that attacks have been taking place in dozens of communities in Zangon Kataf since 2020.
But from 12 March, 2023, when 17 people were killed in Ungwan Wakili, to the attack on Takanai community, the Atyap chiefdom alone has witnessed 7 known attacks that killed 71 people. This figure excludes solitary killings and those killed after being abducted.
CSWN finds this killing unacceptable given that Nigeria has a functional government, avoidable given the capacity of our security men, and preventable since attacks like this have been recurring.
Allowing these attacks to continue poses grave danger to not only other communities in the area but also to farmers who are in the process of harvesting their crops. The implication of food security cannot be overemphasised.
CSWN urges the Federal government, the Kaduna state government, and all those constitutionally responsible for preventing these attacks to do so urgently.
CSWN extends its condolences to the family of those bereaved and pray for speedy recovery for the injured.