13 Killed in Yet Another Attack in Southern Kaduna


John Shiklam in Kaduna

No fewer than 13 persons were reportedly killed at the weekend in Asso village, Jama’a Local Government Area in the southern part of Kaduna State after suspected herdsmen attacked the community.

The incident, according to a source in the village, occurred about 7.30 p.m. on Saturday when the herdsmen in large numbers invaded the community and started shooting sporadically.

In a phone interview, the source who pleaded to remain anonymous, said several people who ran for their dear lives sustained injuries from gunshots and were rushed to the hospital.

He said the attackers were heavily armed, adding that the operation lasted for about 30 minutes without any help from the security agencies deployed last December to stop the persistent killings in that part of the state.

The source said the attack, in the midst of heavy security presence in southern Kaduna, made residents lose confidence in the security personnel.

In the wake of the latest onslaught, Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, condemned the attack.
The governor, in a statement by his spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, condole with the families of the victims and urged the security agencies to redouble their efforts in fishing out the culprits and bring them to justice.

He called on communities in the area to support the military, which would soon embark on a special operation to flush out the bandits from their hideouts, to ensure that the exercise is successful.

The statement said agencies responsible for emergency services had been directed to offer relief to victims of the attack.

  • lukeabu

    When the IG of Police, DG of DSS, Chief of Army Staff, DG Civil Defence, etc., are all from one tribe and one religion same as that of the Governor and the President, what do you expect? Complacency!
    What I know is that there is no peace for wicked leaders. Their children and grand children will pay for the blood of the innocent. Their lineage will be cut short. Evil will visit their family suddenly. Because of their bias and injustice, their health will fail them and in terrible pains will they be taken by hands of death even in the most comfortable and best hospitals in the world.
    God the avenger of blood is on their trail and He will avenge the blood of the innocent.
    The wicked will not go unpunished

    • 4T2

      Shame on Pastor Yemi Osinbajo!

  • 0swal0

    Sad. Mr President please do something

  • Obianaefo

    APC shame. Osibajo, Saraki, Dogara and Oyegun, God will judge you as accomplices. Is this the promised change?

  • Okworld

    All is well