The Fulani herdsmen killed nine people in the first village (Gada Biyu) and two others in the second village (Akwa’a).
Reports say the Fulani herdsmen killed nine people in the first village (Gada Biyu) and two others in the second village (Akwa’a).
According to Punch, the herdsman attacked the two villages and burnt everything in sight.
Narrating his ordeal, a community leader who witnessed the attacks said “When they came to Gada Biyu on Monday morning and killed people, they only burnt part of the village, before the police arrived. At Akwa’a, they could not burn the place, because the police allowed the native youths to join them in chasing out the herdsmen who were over a hundred and well armed. In the same way, Anguwan Anjo was saved.
“The Police were in Anguwan Anjul, but left later in the night. Just as we suspected, the Fulani re-entered our villages and burnt them down. Fortunately, we had all left. There are about 1000 houses in Anguwan Anjo where I come from. Gada Biyu and Kwa’a are smaller villages but they have hundreds of houses there too. All now lie in ruins.
“This is the height of the rainy season, and we cannot return home. They have become much more violent since they were told that our lands are part of the Sanga Grazing Reserves.”
Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan issued a statement saying “The Kaduna State Government condemns the murders that were perpetrated by criminal elements that attacked our communities in Gida Biyu, Akwa’a and Angwan Anjo in Jema’a Local Government Area. The Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, extends his condolence to the survivors and the families of the victims.”
Also, 30 people were confirmed dead by youths in Kodomun, Adamawa state, following attacks by Fulani herdsmen.