Fresh crises have erupted in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Saturday and the early hours of Sunday leaving no fewer than seven people killed.
Naija News reports that four persons sustained injuries, two children were also said to have gone missing while four houses were razed during the crisis.
Confirming the fresh crisis, Samuel Aruwan, the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, revealed that the crisis started when a herder identified as Isiyaka Saidu, was killed by unknown persons in Ungwan Pah village, Jema’a LGA.
“The Kaduna State Government has received a report of killing and counter killing in Jema’a Local Government Area of the state,” he said.
“The state government condemns these attacks and the loss of lives and has directed security agencies to investigate and arrest all persons involved in criminal actions.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also directed the military and police to accelerate investigation and ensure diligent prosecution of those responsible for the killing.
“The military on Saturday, 28th November, 2020, reported to the government that one herder, Isiyaka Saidu of Ungwan Pah village of Jema’a LGA, was killed by unknown persons with deep knives cut on his head.
“The military further stated that three persons were arrested from Ungwan Pah and Ungwan Bido villages of the same local government area as follows: Victor Markus, Gero David, and Thankgod Sunday.
“Security agencies have furthered reported that Ungwan Bido village was attacked today, Sunday 29th November, 2020, where some local residents were killed and four injured. Two children are missing.
“The six persons killed are: Silas Maman, Malaki TabatGeofree Andrew, Anna Ahmadu, Sunday Tagwai and Fidelis Musa”.
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