CRIME

Herdsmen allegedly kill 8 in 2 Southern Kaduna villages

Some 8 persons were left dead when some suspected herders raided Kibori and Atagjah villages in Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

A map of Kaduna State.

According to the village head, “was attacked by suspected Fulani militias on Monday evening who started shooting sporadically, leading to the killing of about five persons while many others were injured. Houses were razed and foodstuffs destroyed by the attackers,” he said.

According to him, “at Atagjeh village, the suspected Fulani militias on Tuesday in the night killed three persons while three others sustained various degrees of injuries and are presently receiving treatment in the hospital.”

“The attacks in Atyap Chiefdom has become a routine affair by the suspected Fulani militias. Almost all the villages that make the Atyap Chiefdom has been attacked while lives and properties of unimaginable magnitude were destroyed.”

“The worst situation is that the attacks are ongoing by the suspected Fulani militias and the natives are left to carry their cross with little or no security to protect them from the hands of the attackers that are determined to carry out their mission,” he said.

As of the time of filing this report, the Kaduna state Police Public Relations Officer( PPRO), ASP Mohammed Jalige, was yet to confirm the incident.

Southern Kaduna, a Christian-dominated area, has been subject to a series of attacks from bandits and Fulani militias over the years.

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