2 people dead, houses burnt as bandits attack Southern Kaduna
Bandits suspected to be Fulani militia have reportedly killed two persons after a community in Zango Kataf local government area of the region was attacked on Friday.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that these bandits also burnt down several houses during the attack.
This is coming barely 3 days after several groups which includes the National Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) in collaboration with other inter-faith groups and Friends of Southern Kaduna met at the throne-room, Kafanchan, Jema’a local government area of Kaduna State where a peace talk to cease fire and stop the abduction were discussed and agreed on.
Mr. Luka Binniyat in a statement released on Friday in his capacity as the National Public Relations Officer of Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU) said several gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia attacked Manyi-Mashin village, at about 6:30am on Friday morning, where they killed two persons, burnt several houses and stole some valuable things belonging to the villagers.
The statement reads:
“Early this morning, 11th September, 2020, Manyi-Mashin village, in Zamandabo ward, Atyap Chiefdom, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area (LGA) in Southern Kaduna, was invaded by hordes of Fulani armed men who burnt down almost all the houses in the village, looting and carting away valuables.”
“Two persons were burnt in their homes beyond recognition: They are Cecilia Ishaya, 62, a widow and mother of 6 children and Iliya Sunday, 56, who left behind 8 children.”
“Though men of Operation Safe Heaven promptly responded, the militia fled before their arrival.”
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