Southern Kaduna: 21 killed again, many houses burnt

According to a report on Daily Post, about 21 people have been
allegedly killed in two different attacks in Kaura and Jema’a local
government areas of Kaduna State.

At about 6am, today, Monday, the
attack was carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Mifi and Ashim
towns in Attakar Chiefdom of Kaura local government area, leaving no
less than 14 local farmers killed.

In
Bakin Kogi, Kaninkong Chiefdom in Jema’a local government area of
Kaduna state, residents say about 7 persons have been found dead
following Sunday’s attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

‎The
report stated that two security agents were also killed in the attack in
Bakin Kogi in Jema’a LGA, which was said to have been carried out by
suspected Fulani herdsmen on Sunday.

The Chairman of Kaura local
government area of Kaduna State, Mr. Alex Iya, confirmed that 14 people
were killed in two communities of Mifi and Ashim by gunmen suspected to
be herdsmen.
The lawmaker representing Kaura constituency at the
Kaduna State House of Assembly, Dr. Yakubu Bityong, also confirmed the
incidents.

He said that the attackers had killed and destroyed many homes before the arrival of the security operatives.

Bityong
explained that those killed include Chayuwai Manti 73, Ezikiel Kanwai
23, Bridget Aba 61, Bridget Samaila 42, Samaila Kuzamam 47, Mathew
Daniel 37, Edward Mathew 10, Omega Mathew 8, Adam Niga 46, Moses Ndong
68, Likita Adam 12, Musa John 13, Mboi Waje 14 and Fidelix Kakah.

The
Chairman of Jema’a local government area, Hon Bege Katuka Hunble could
not be reached but the Secretary of Tum Nikyop, Kaninkong Chiefdom,
Lucky Jacob confirmed that 8 people, including two police men were
killed, while several houses were destroyed in the Bakin Kogi attack.
The police in Kaduna is yet to issue an official statement concerning the attacks.

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