21 Killed, Many Houses Burnt in New Southern Kaduna Attack

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By; Amos Tauna, Kaduna.

Twenty one people have been allegedly killed in two different attacks in Kaura and Jema’a local government areas of Kaduna state.

At about 6am on Monday, an attack was carried out by suspected herdsmen at Mifi and Ashim towns in Attakar Chiefdom of Kaura local government area with not less than 14 local farmers killed.

Report also have it that in Bakin Kogi, Kaninkong Chiefdom in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state, residents said about 7 persons have been found dead following Sunday’s attack by suspected herdsmen militia.

Several people have been wounded while many have ran for their life in most of the communities that were attacked.

It was also gathered 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 herdsmen militia 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 on Monday.

The lawmaker representing Kaura constituency at the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Dr. Yakubu Bityong, further confirmed 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. The Police Public Relations Officer, Kaduna State Police Command, Usman Aliyu, could not be reached as at the time of filling this report.

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