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Southern Kaduna 2 Fulani herdsmen killed amid fears of renewed violence

The herdsmen were reportedly shot while herding cattle in Anguwan Yashi village in Jema’a local government area on Saturday afternoon.

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A nomadic man leading a herd of cows.

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Two Fulani were reportedly killed in Southern Kaduna on Saturday, March 11.

According to Premium Times, the herdsmen were shot while herding cattle in Anguwan Yashi village in Jema’a local government area on Saturday afternoon.

The National Assistant Secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Ibrahim Abdullahi, identified the deceased as Anas Shuaibu, 20, and Yahaya Musa, 14.

Amid fears of renewed violence in the area, Abdullahi, who spoke to the news medium, urged the Fulani community in the area "not to take the laws into their hands and allow the security agencies do their job."

Confirming the incident, the police spokesman in the state, Aliyu Othman, said nine persons have already been arrested in connection with the killing.

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In the last few months, clashes between herdsmen and mainly farmers have claimed over 200 lives.

In order to put a stop to the massacre, the Federal Government has established two army bases in the area while the Kaduna State government has also embarked on several peace initiatives to bring lasting solution to the violence.

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