Gun men killed 50 people in Southern Kaduna

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

 

 

About 50 persons including a pastor, four pregnant women, children and a soldier were reportedly killed in gunmen attack on Fadan-Karshi villages of Sanga Local Government of Kaduna State.

The Nation also gathered that, two other soldiers were seriously injured in the attack and presently receiving treatment at the Gwantu General Hospital among hundreds of other residents, it was gathered.

The Wednesday’s attack on Sanga villages is in the series of attacks that had rocked the area since April this year, which according to sources had led to the killing of over 300 people, mostly women and children.

A resident, Mike Sanga told newsmen in Kaduna that, the attackers invaded Fadan Karshi Daji and nearby communities burning houses including a church where several cars were parked.

According to him, “in our counting, 12 people were killed in Fadan Karshi, 30 in Fada Karshi Daji seven others in another community. A pastor and another person were also killed at Ungwar Ganye.”

Similarly, Vice Chairman of the Council, Pastor Bulus Mandey Anzah said, pregnant women, elderly and children were killed while hundreds of resident have flee their homes to unknown destinations.

Anzah, who is standing in for the council chairman, Hon Emmanuel Danzaria, said there were temporary camps set-up for some of the displace and called on the emergency agencies to support them.

“The attacks are getting worse everyday. Some of the soldiers who attempted to repeal the attack were also injured. Another soldier was killed, ” he said.

“Many of the injured are now receiving treatment at the Gwantu General hospital,” Anzah added.

An official of Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) confirmed that over fifty people were killed in the attack.

The official who didn’t want his name mentioned because he was not authorised to speak with press, said several houses including a church were burnt to ashes. He put the Internally Displaced Persons figure at over 10,000.

Meanwhile, Centre Initiative for Development and Fundamental Rights Advocacy (CEDRA) described the attack as barbaric.

The group in a statement issued by Dr. John Danfulani said the assailants annihilated many people, wounded over 40, burned down homes,  and destroyed farmlands.

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