Three people were said to have been killed and many injured in the re-surging Southern Kaduna violence.
Sources said residents claimed the attack occurred Tuesday night at Samarun Kataf, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area.
The Kaduna State Government responded with a 24-hour curfew in the local government based on security reports.
“The restoration of the curfew follows renewed security threats in Samaru-Kataf where the market was attacked by hoodlums. Security forces have taken steps to restore calm and vigorously enforce the curfew,” Samuel Aruwan, spokesperson to Governor Nasir El-Rufai said.
“We heard the sporadic shooting by unknown gunmen last night around 9:30 p.m. at a relaxation joint in Samarun Kataf town. Three people were killed,” Danjuma Samaru, a resident told the online newspaper.
“The bodies and those injured have been taken to General Hospital, Zangon Kataf”, he added.
Shehu Abdul, Kaduna branch secretary of the Red Cross, said, “Some people were actually killed and injured. But, I can’t confirm the figure until the team dispatched return from the scene.”
The police, however, said they couldn’t speak on the casualty figure.