BREAKING: Killings in Southern Kaduna by Killer Herdsmen claim Children, Women and Men’s Lives
By: Gabriel Anatum Kunana
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Killings in Ungwan Gora Village, behind Makyali village in Idon Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State has intensified, days after the state gubernatorial election which returned the incumbent; Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, to power.
Southern Kaduna has been under the Herdsmen attack for over two years, as the state continues to do nothing to curb the incessant attack on locals, many of whom are considered Christians, as religious crisis fuels in the terror-ravaged community.
This latest coordinated attack on Southern Kaduna involves Ikirimi village in Iri, Dogon Noma village in Ungwan Gamo of Maro and Ungwan Gora village; all in Kajuru local government; Afrilens News authoritatively reports.
Reacting to the killings yesterday, Rachel Mutum; a survivor of the massacre who had already lost a husband to the killer herdsmen and now a child said “We were waiting to hear the result of the election when I heard noise, and like usual, I knew another trouble has started. What I saw next was people running for safety. I just moved in the direction everyone was moving to escape the lynching till we were further attacked from the sides. That’s where I was macheted around my waist”.
As at the filling of this report, close to fifteen persons are reported to have died from the massacre while scores of others made it to the hospital and are been attended to.
Earlier, Afrilens News has reported the situation of things in Southern Kaduna, and it remains to be seen whether this onslaught is an aftermath of the election which returned the incumbent to power, although the ruling APC and party of the sitting governor lost the local government to the opposition PDP with a wide margin; 10,229 votes to PDP’s 34,658 votes, but it had no effect on the overall outcome of the state gubernatorial election.
Calls made to the Police Public Relations Officer in Kaduna state were yet to be returned as at the time of filing this report, but military presence were said to be around to curtail the excesses of the killer herdsmen who are still yet to be proscribed as a terrorist group by the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.
More about this story coming soon.