No fewer than thirty people have been reportedly killed in the Southern part of Kaduna State.
Reports reaching Naija News on Monday revealed that gunmen suspected to be Fulani Militia invaded Madamai and Abun, both communities in the Kaura Local Government Area of the state.
A yet to be confirmed number of residents reportedly sustained various degrees of injuries during the Sunday night attack. People killed are reportedly made up of women and children.
It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the villages shooting sporadically to scare residents away.
Confirming the attack to journalists, Rev. Father Michael Magaji of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan explained that the armed men came to the villages in their large numbers.
Magaji told reporters that many houses were burnt but could not ascertain the number. The cleric also could not ascertain the number of victims but assured that those who sustained various degrees of injuries have been taken to the hospital for treatment.
Reacting to the attack, the Senator representing Kaduna South, Danjuma La’ah, lamented the continuous killing and destruction of properties of people of Southern Kaduna.
La’ah noted that the people of Southern Kaduna have been experiencing series of attacks in recent times, where hundreds of people have been killed and those living have found themselves becoming Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
He, however, admonished residents of the affected communities to remain calm and not to take the law into their hands. La’ah called on the authorities concerned to beef up security in the area to avoid further attacks which may escalate the loss of lives and property in the area.
He added that if the government refuses to take proactive measures to address the issue, the people will be left with no option other than to embark on self-defence in order to protect themselves and their lands.