Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Fulani Herdsmen Kill 31 People in New Attacks in Kaduna State

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Sunday laid ambush on four villages in Southern Kaduna, killing at least 31 people.


It was gathered that the attackers raided the villages at about 5:00pm on November 13, burning several houses, with scores killed – including women and children.

According to Leadership, the militia herdsmen burned down about 46 houses in Ungwan Rimi, Kitakum, Ungwan Magaji and Kigam communities of Kizakoro District in Chawai Chiefdom, Kauru local government of Kaduna State.

Mathias, a resident of Kigam village, told newsmen that “31 people were killed in the attack while about 46 houses were burnt, it was gathered.”

An official who also compiled the list of the houses that were destroyed also put the death toll at over 30.
“I can confirm to you that there were attacks on our communities, the casualty figure is over 30, the youth are still searching for more dead bodies. 
“The dead bodies will be given a mass burial tomorrow (Today. The attacked is unfortunate and condemnable,” Pius Bakam, the Council Chairman of Kauru local government area, said.
These fresh attacks came barely a day after a peace deal was brokered by the military between Fulani herdsmen and indigenes of Southern Kaduna.

The peace deal led to the launching of public apology billboard by the state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and the chairman Plateau State traditional council, Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Buba.

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