There was tragedy in the Takanai community of Atyap Chiefdom in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Tuesday night as terrorists killed six persons.
The incident was confirmed by the acting Secretary to the District Head of the Community, Mr. Samson Markus on Wednesday.
According to the Secretary, the terrorists invaded the village at around 7:pm and opened fire killing four people in the same compound while two in another family.
It was also stated that the assailants killed two children during the deadly attack.
Markus said, “We were going about our normal businesses when we heard gunshots, we thought it was the military at first until we saw it was the Fulanis who came in from Zango Urban.
“Before the military arrived, they’ve succeeded in killing six persons, including 2 children.
“The arrival of the military was what scared them, and they took to their hills and left the community.
“It’s unfortunate this kind of sad incident continues to happen in our villages when we thought normalcy had returned.
“We appealed to the government and the military to redouble their efforts and declare war against these terrorists who invaded villages and killed innocent people.”
Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, did not respond to calls put to him by our correspondent at the time of filling this report.
Jigawa State High Court No. 3, sitting in Dutse, on Tuesday, convicted and sentenced a 22-year-old Sagiru Muhammad, of Sakwaya Village, Dutse LGA, Jigawa State, to ten (10) years imprisonment for the offense of rape.
The prosecution counsel said the convict was earlier arraigned before the High Court on a lone count charge of rape.
He was alleged to have lured a girl on the pretext of buying ‘tofu’ or ‘bean cake’ (awara) during which he had unlawful sexual intercourse with her.
The offence, which took place on the 16th day of September, 2021, is contrary to Section 282 (1) (e) of the Penal Code, Cap. P3, Laws of Jigawa State, 2012 (as amended).
While delivering the judgment, Justice M.A. Sambo held that the prosecution from the State Ministry of Justice had proved all the ingredients of the offense of rape through their witnesses, particularly that of the victim’s mother, and the evidence of forensic examiner that conducted a medical investigation on the girl.
The court further went on to hold that the evidence of all the defense witnesses was successfully punctured by the prosecution and therefore inadmissible as all the defense witnesses were closely related to the defendant which made them have a purpose to serve.
The court further said the judgment is meant to serve as a deterrent to similar offenders.