Aggrieved Youth Kill Five Infants, Two Others In Kaduna Communities
MOHAMMED YABA, KADUNA
The military under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) and the police have informed the Kaduna State Government that seven herders were killed in a reprisal attack in the state.
Those killed were at Ungwan Idi and Kasheku villages of Kauru Local Government, while two other herders were injured at Ningi village of Lere Local Government Area of the state.
The government said the operational feedback from the security agencies shows that the attacks were carried out by aggrieved youths following the killing of seven persons on Thursday night in Gora Gan, Zangon Kataf Local Government.
The commissioner of Internal Security and Homes Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement gave the names of the seven herders killed at Ungwan Idi and Kasheku villages in Kauru Local Government as Mustapha Haruna (one year old ) , Ya’u Kada (one year) and Sa’idu Abdullahi (one year),
Others are Zainab Zakari (one year), Sadiya Abdullahi (five years), Aisha Abdullahi (one year) and one unidentified woman burnt beyond recognition.
The commissioner, who said that six huts were burnt in the attack, said that five persons are still missing and troops are searching for them in the area.
He said Aisha Mohammed (20 years) and Sadiya Abdullahi (25 years) who were wounded in the Kauru LGA reprisal attack are receiving medical attention at Ungwan Idi Clinic.
He said the two herders, Bingel Odi (31 years) and Isa Joda (Seven years), injured At Ningi village of Lere Local Government Area were rushed to General Hospital, Saminaka, in the same local government.
He said Governor Nasir El-Rufai who condemned the renewed counter killings sent condolences to the families that lost their loved ones and wished those recuperating speedy recovery.
He described the renewed killing and counter killing of innocent citizens of Atyap and Fulani ethnicity as unfortunate.
He decried the resort to violence, noting that it is not a solution to grievances and disputes, but a tragic way to escalate matters and drag people into more pains and misery.
The governor directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to provide relief materials to the affected families with immediate effect.