Again, Armed Bandits Kill Scores of Locals in Southern Kaduna
Barely one week after Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen killed scores of people in Southern Kaduna, another 43 people have been killed in the same area.
In the attack which occurred in the late and early hours of Saturday, 33 people were killed in a village called Ambie and another 10 in Paa village, a security source said.
The latest killings bring to about 200 the number of people killed since Monday in Sanga local government area in Kaduna State.
A community leader in the embattled area said there was a serious humanitarian crisis in the area. “More than 30, 000 people are camping in many public schools and police stations, and thousands are fleeing their villages to Nasarawa and Plateau states.
Sunday Ugah, a lawyer and member of the affected communities, made the disclosure.
Military authorities in the state confirmed the latest attack, but said they had not received full details of casualties.
The military said about 10 villages have been sacked by the armed bandits, while troops have been deployed to the area from Abuja, Nasarawa and nearby Plateau states in addition to mobile police officers.
Mr. Ugah said neither the state government nor agencies like the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had intervened.
Meanwhile, the people of southern Kaduna State accused the federal government of showing no concern to their plight after raids by suspected Fulani herdsmen that have killed more than 200 people in Sanga Local Government Area in the last one week. “Yet the southern part of Kaduna State is the stronghold of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party,” the people lamented in statement by their umbrella body.
“This is an area that gives the PDP 100 percent support to bring them to power. We don’t know what we have done to this government to deserve this type of negligence when our people are being slaughtered like animals.”
SOKAPU said, “We are disappointed with the attitude of the federal government towards the massive killings that are going on in the southern part of Kaduna.”
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