No fewer than seven persons have been killed in reprisal attacks in Je’ma local government area in Kaduna state.
A statement released today by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the military in the state on Saturday, November 28 reported to the state government that one herder, Isiyaka Saidu, of Ungwan Pah village of Jema’a local government was killed by unknown persons with deep knives cut on his head.
Samuel stated that three persons identified as Victor Markus, Gero David, and Thankgod Sunday, were arrested from Ungwan Pah and Ungwan Bido villages of the same local government in connection with the murder.
He disclosed that a reprisal attack occurred in Ungwan Bido village in the early hours of today, Sunday 29th November 2020, where some local residents were killed and four injured.
He gave the names of the six persons killed as Silas Maman, Malaki Tabat, Geofree Andrew, Anna Ahmadu, Sunday Tagwai and Fidelis Musa. He said four persons namely Adamu Mangai, Matta Silas, Yaro Musa and Yaro Andrew were injured in the attack and are currently receiving medical attention.
He added that two children namely Rebecca Àndrew and Clement Andrew are currently missing while the houses of four residents of the community were razed during the attack.