Posted by News Express | 5 August 2016 | 2,422 times
The Nigerian Army has vowed to fish out those behind the attacks on three villages in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The General Officer Commanding, One Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade, stated this on Friday during his visit to the villages, attacked by gunmen state in northwest Nigeria.
He assured the residents of their safety, stressing that the Army personnel would be stationed in the area for some time until normalcy returns.
Eleven persons were killed and several others sustained injuries in a coordinated attack that lasted several hours in Gada Biyu, Akwa’a and Angwan Anjoo villages in Godogodo town.
Residents of the villages have fled their homes for fear of fresh attacks they claimed were being carried out by some Fulani herdsmen.
One of the villagers, Monday Adamu, told Channels Television that the continual and systematic killing of Southern Kaduna people through attacks without government intervention is condemnable and unacceptable.
The attacks follow a series of attacks since 2011 on villages in the southern part of Kaduna State that have claimed many lives and destroyed properties worth millions of Naira.
Since the latest incident occurred, the displaced villagers have been taking refuge in neighbouring communities.
Beyond the presence of military and Police officials, the natives urged the government to find lasting solutions to the lingering crisis between the locals and Fulani herdsmen.
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