The unending violence in Southern Kaduna continued yesterday in Agwala Dutse, in Kajuru Local Government of the state, when armed persons, believed to be Fulani herdsmen struck again, killing 9.
Chairman of the Council Mr. Cafra Caino confirmed the development to newsmen, saying the quick intervention of the military, prevented further loss of lives, as the bandits fled into the bush.
Reacting to the latest incident in the area, the umbrella body of Southern Kaduna indigenes, the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, (SOKAPU) said, 30 corpses of their people, at various state of decomposition were littered all over the surrounding bushes and nobody could venture near, for the fear of further attacks.
“In the Wednesday morning attack, several other persons were injured at about 5:00 am,” they alleged.
“The gunmen invaded the village and started shooting sporadically while the residents scampered for dear lives.”
“Yes, there was an attack on Tudu village in Agwala Dutse at about 5:00am and several people were killed , others too sustained injuries,” the body said.
According to the Chairman of the council Mr. Caino, “details inventory of casualties are being taken, security operatives have been mobilized to the community.
“We have once again been set back in our confidence building effort and peace engagements after Tudu village in Agwala Dutse general area was attacked this morning.
“My heart goes out to all the families affected; may God grant the souls of the victims eternal rest.
“The position of Kajuru LGA remains that all communities must recourse to the law as against engaging in killings and reprisals.
“I also passionately implore all and sundry to unite to win this war against criminality in our Local Government Council.
“The council will not relent in its commitment to end the violence but success can only be achieved with the support of every peace loving citizen.” The chairman concluded.