3 Killed in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, Kaduna State

Policeman patrol the street during gubernatorial elections, in Kaduna, Nigeria, Thursday, April 28, 2011. Small crowds of voters nervously cast ballots Thursday in two states in oil-rich Nigeria hit hard by religious rioting that killed at least 500 people following the nation's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Three people were shot dead and sev­eral

others wound­ed on Tuesday evening by suspected Fulani mi­litiamen at
Samaru Kataf Market in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Sources said the inci­dent occurred at about 6.30pm when the gunmen who made their way into the market on a motorcy­cle opened fire on traders and fled.
Efforts to get both the local government Chair­man and Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer for com­ments as at the time of fil­ing this report were futile.
Meanwhile, security operatives have been mo­bilised to the area to pre­vent possible reprisal at­tack, the source said.
Zangon Kataf is in the southern part of the state, an area riddled with ugly incidents of bloody attack in one place or the other for months now, despite peace accord reached be­tween Fulani and indig­enous people of the area.
It would be recalled that, worried by the orgy of destruction of lives and property arising from the ethno crisis, the imme­diate past Head of mili­tary government, General Abdulsalami Abubakar had visited the area with members of his peace committee and discussed peace with the warring groups.


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