Fresh attacks were recorded in Southern Kaduna on Monday as heavily armed gunmen, killed at least 21 persons in the area in a renewed onslaught on four different locations. The herdsmen also engaged in fierce gun battles with soldiers and mobile policemen, who moved in to quell the attacks.
It was gathered that the killings took place in Bakin Kogi, Jema’a Local Government Area, Ashim and other villages in Kaura Local Government Area, where dozens of homes were also razed.A senior military officer at the
Defence Headquarters, Abuja, told newsreportersng.com that without the sturdy resistance put up by soldiers and mobile policemen, the herdsmen would have burnt down all the villages attacked and killed more villagers in the area.
As at the time of filing this report, more security operatives were said to have moved into the affected locations.
President of Atakad Community Development Association, Mr. Enock Andong, who confirmed the attacks in Ashim, Nissi and Zilan communities, said 15 people were killed while 55 houses were burnt.
The Chairman of Kaura local government area of Kaduna State, Mr. Alex Iya also confirmed the killing of 14 persons following a simultaneous attacks two communities of Mifi and Ashim by unknown gunmen suspected to be Herdsmen in the early hour of today (Monday) morning.
This was just as a similar attacked was carried out on Sunday night in Bakin Kogi community of Jema’a local government of the State killing 7 persons leaving scores injured.
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.
He gave the name of the casualties to included Chayuwai manti 73, Ezikiel kanwai 23, Bridget aba 61, Bridget samuila 42, Samuila kuzamam 47, Mathew daniel 37, Edward mathew 10, Omega mathew 8, Adam noga 46, Moses Ndong, 68, Likita adam 12, Musa john 13, Mboi waje 14 and Fidelix kakah.