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. . . Southern Kaduna Indigenes Protests

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Hundreds of Southern Kaduna indigenes yesterday stormed Abuja the nation’s capital for a mass protest over incessant killings of their members in Kajuru local government area by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen.

The protesters, dressed in black, were at the unity fountain holding placards with inscription: “Stop arresting the victims, “Free our elders,” “Stop the killings.”

Addressing journalists, Rev Father Williams Kaura Abba said the protest was to bring the the attention of Nigerians and the international community over unending attacks calculated at wiping out Adara communities in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state by armed hersdmen militia.

LEADERSHIP reports that the communties facing the attacks formed part of the domain a Kaduna first class chief, Agwom Adarara was gruesomely killed.

“The latest death toll of this mindless carnage has already surpassed the number of 130, with several communities reduced to rubbles, and setting the stage for a major humanitarian crisis that has so far displaced no fewer than 10,000 persons now living in four Internal Displayed Persons (IDPs) camps.”

“ The present spate of killings started on Sunday February 10, 2019 when herdsmen militias, without any form of provocation, attacked Ungwar Barde in Maro ward of Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state.

“In that blistering attack, ten persons, including a pregnant woman, were killed. To our shock and consternation, not a single word over the killings was issued by the Kaduna state goverment,” Rev Williams said.

Rev William expressed shock that five days after the attack, exactly on February 15th 2019, Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai, on National Television disclosed that security agencies had recovered bodies of 66 body of Fulani men killed by Adara natives. The Governor later increased it to 130.


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