Southern Kaduna Violence: Full names, local governments of 17 suspected killers

Suspects of the Southern Kaduna killings
Suspects of the Southern Kaduna killings

The Nigerian Police on Thursday announced the arrest of 17 suspects allegedly involved in the recent killings in Kafanchan, Kaduna State.

The Kafanchan killing is part of the larger violence in Southern Kaduna that has led to the death of over 200 people in the past few months.

The violence, which has sometimes taken a religious dimension, is largely between herdsmen and host farming communities.

The Nigeria police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, confirmed the arrest of the 17 suspects on Thursday in Abuja when he presented them before journalists.

He said that 29 assorted firearms were recovered from the suspects.

The details are as provided by the police.

See full list of arrested suspects.

1 – Nelson Paul ‘M’, 36 years old, from Kaninkon Jema’a LGA of Kaduna State

2 – Bulus Jatau ‘M’, 32 years old, from Jamma’a LGA of Kaduna State.

3 – Magaji Shaibu ‘M’, 30 years old, from Chikun LGA of Kaduna State

4 – Danlami Yakubu ‘M’, 28 years old, from Chikun LGA of Kaduna State

5 – Idris Bello ‘M’, from Chikun LGA of Kaduna State

6 – Danjuma Barde ‘M’, 39 years old, from Chikun LGA of Kaduna State

7 – Danjuma Barde Chikun ‘M’, 39 years old, from Chikun LGA of Kaduna State (6 and 7 appear to be same person)

8 – Goma Adamu ‘M’, 28 years old, from Chikun LGA of Kaduna State

9 – Samuel Joshua ‘M’, 29 years old, from Chikun LGA of Kaduna State

10 – Abudulkareem Abdul ‘M’, 20 years old, from Rigasa LGA of Kaduna State

11 – Haruna Iliyasu ‘M’, 20 years old, from Kiru LGA of Kaduna State (Kiru LGA is actually in Kano State contrary to the police information)

12 – Hassan Idris ‘M’, 25 years old, from Tsafe LGA of Kaduna State ( Tsafe LGA is actually in Zamfara State)

13 – Adamu Haruna ‘M’, 28 years old, from Chikun LGA of Kaduna State

14 – Adamu Umar ‘M’, 27 years old, from Chikun LGA of Kaduna State

15 – Sulieman Saleh ‘M’, 30 years old, from Chikun LGA of Kaduna State

16 – Abubakar Mohammadu ‘M’, 20 years old, from Chikun LGA of Kaduna state.

17 – Muhammadu Jori ‘M’, 33 years old, from Igabi LGA of Kaduna state


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  • Hillary Isife

    Where are the Chadians, Malians and Senegalese as claimed by the Northern governors? These religious bigots and ethnic champions has ruined this nation. The doomsday is near if they continue to fabricate lies in a bid to exonerate their people from evil. Our leaders are liars

    • Höly Wähala

      You wanted suspect arrested and punished, now you’re looking for their foreign collaborators abi? Common sense should have told you that from where these criminals were arrested, there rests more thugs and they will all be caught and made to pay for their crimes. Bottom line, Kaduna State and Federal Govts. are doing something about the killings in Southern Kaduna, suspects are in the net and will be prosecuted according to the law… How many BH kidnappers and killers did your mentor now running his mouth in America arrest during his drunken days at the helm? Ingrate!

      • princegab

        No foreign collaborators but foreign workers, were the killer herdsmen. They were employed by northern politicians and businessmen who actually own the herds. Please read SR article on these issue. A good question was asked in that article which is; who and where are the herders taking care of pmb’s herds? Every hand is on board now to resolve this issue because the farmers are fighting back. Good that it has necessitated the arrest of some other criminals for a start. The fight back must continue.

    • Abah of Ipolo

      Umhummm! Where is Ahmed El-Rufai? He MUST answer that question. Or is Chikun LGA of Kaduna state a foreign land? End of lies!

  • Adele Uhuru

    Watch this illusion progress to a point where these alleged morons are freed with no constraint………………………..

  • okpada

    And you even have CHRISTIANS among them. Hey!!! wonders shall never end. Where is the destruction of Christians by Muslims with this list?

    • Otile

      Why are they refusing to disclose the details of boko haram jihadists captured so far?

  • Impulse400

    And when the suspects were interviewed by journalists, their said what…?

    As far as we are concerned, the police could have rounded up local vigilantés in the area and displayed unused weapons as theirs.

    Business as usual.

  • princegab

    The police report is fake. The killer herdsmen carried only ak 47 not the junks displayed as guns.

    • Höly Wähala

      So you know better ba? Why then do we rely on the police when you can lead a vigilante group to go after them? See why Nigerians are impossible to please? You wanted killers arrested and got your wish, now, you want only those with AK47 arrested as if cutlass is not considered a weapon of mass destruction… Chump, go and join the police so you can teach and show them who the real Fulani are and what they look like… and of course, their brand of weapons. Rather stuupid comment indeed.

      • NAMES of suicide Bombers Pls??


        Dear EDITOR of Premium Times,

        What are the,
        —Names
        —State of origin and
        —Address
        of the following suicide bombers that took place in Nigeria in the last 9 days
        1. Thursday November 24, 2016 @ Maiduguri
        2. Tuesday January 24, 2017 @ Maiduguri
        3. Wednesday January 25, 2017 @ Maiduguri Mosque
        4. Tuesday January 31, 2017 @ Maiduguri [Even the name of the so-called Vigilante killed alongside the suicide bomber has not been released. How can we believe that the story is true?]

        Are u people going to sweep the matter under the carpet without telling us where the so-called ’12 yr old girls’ come from or least her names?
        —Why are parents never declaring their girl children missing before and after each suicide incident?
        —Why are the parents of these children not arrested? Bcos we know they can’t be children of the Islamist terrorists.
        —Why is it that only in Nigeria that names of terrorists/suicide bombers are never made known to the public?
        — Why is there never any info about their family members of suicide bombers? Why are they shielded?

        In other countries names of terrorists are given and family members quizzed to track co-conspirators. In Nigeria everybody including the perpetrators (Boko haram & Fulani Herdsmen) and their relatives are shielded by government. No investigations. No arrests. No prosecution. How then can the war end? Should we allow the politicians to be smarter than all of us?

      • princegab

        Sir, oga Wahala, please stop playing the ostrich. The criminals apprehended are not the killer herdsmen. Go tell that to the birds. Should the nation keep wallowing in self deceit, backward we shall ever remained. It’s foolhardy for any one to play tribalism card successfully in 4 or 8 years while his or her reign lasted. PMB should reshuffle his cabinet and go back to the progressives who made him in the 1st place. It’s true that a lot has been achieved but it will amount to nothing should the country slips into anarchic and chaos.

  • NAMES of Suicide Bombers pls..

    Dear EDITOR of Premium Times,

    What are the,
    —Names
    —State of origin and
    —Address
    of the following SUICIDE BOMBERS that struck Maiduguri (Norther Nigeria) in the last 11 days
    1. Thursday November 24, 2016 @ Maiduguri
    2. Tuesday January 24, 2017 @ Maiduguri
    3. Wednesday January 25, 2017 @ Maiduguri Mosque
    4. Tuesday January 31, 2017 @ Maiduguri [Even the name of the so-called Vigilante killed alongside the suicide bomber has not been released. How can we believe that the story is true?]

    Are u people going to sweep the matter under the carpet without telling us where the so-called ’12 yr old girls’ come from or least her names?
    —Why are parents never declaring their girl children missing before and after each suicide incident?
    —Why are the parents of these children not arrested? Bcos we know they can’t be children of the Islamist terrorists.
    —Why is it that only in Nigeria that names of terrorists/suicide bombers are never made known to the public?
    — Why is there never any info about their family members of suicide bombers? Why are they shielded?

    In other countries names of terrorists are given and family members quizzed to track co-conspirators. In Nigeria everybody including the perpetrators (Boko haram & Fulani Herdsmen) and their relatives are shielded by government. No investigations. No arrests. No prosecution. How then can the war end? Should we allow the politicians to be smarter than all of us?

    • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

      Dear whoever you are, we must learn to be educated and not just online riffs.
      Are you aware of what is called human robot?
      Human beings that have been scientifically programmed to lose their mind and only obey coded commands. At least you must have seen few in films. These are true and real. How can a 10 year old voluntarily decides to commit such crime as suicide bombing, it is simply not true. She is not even aware of what war is. Meanwhile, how are the ages of suicide bombers decided almost immediately….is there anyone following her from home who is aware of her age? And I’m sure there are no CCTV recording the act. Suicide bombing, for me, is the evidence of international conspiracy in BH…..some foreign nations have actually established human robot laboratories in Nigeria. Moat of them have their secret camp in Nigeria anyway, at least I’ve heard of US CIA secret whatever in Ibadan……

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  • UYI111

    Why miss up the Christian names with those of the Foolani killers when you known damn well they only resolve to own guns for their protection because the FEG .State Gov has failed to them please delete their names out of this list and present their cases apart instead of this deception you reported !

    • Rufau bii Mbuldi

      Please tell wich of the names is a Fulani name ? How do you differentiate “Christins ” from “Fulani” just by reading a list of names ? This is the kind of stupidity that brings confusions and ethnic cleansing agains innocent people! If it is really an issue of criminality, then just bring them to Justice regardless of religion or ethnic background. If you specifically have a problem with fellow african-fulani, then just say it and don’t hide behind some christian vs moslem talks.

      • UYI111

        why dont u tell us that the names in question are TIV/Berone names when the truth is obvious u people always tried to twist things and assume every other persons are as ignorant as your folks damn u !
        U foolani vagabods and your modern slaves turn co killers the kanuri will get their match !

  • Remi

    The Sultan of Sokoto, it was who first told us that those
    doing the killings in southern Kaduna State were “foreigners”. Then Governor El
    Rufai confirmed his assertion and even sent emissaries bearing his (kinship) salutations,
    appeasement gifts in the form of “blood money” and an apology on behalf of his “errant
    constituents”, to these “foreigners”. The Northern States Governors also later lent
    their voices and credence to these assertions. Meanwhile, and if we are to
    believe this dubious spectacle, the “real killers” were cooling off and
    enjoying themselves next doors, while the “wild goose chase” lasted. So, what
    now becomes of the public money that was spent sending emissaries to and
    appeasing foreign herdsmen from Mali, Senegal, Niger and Cameroun? Under what government
    sub-head will that be retired?

    Whereas, human beings, especially those who still possess a rational
    mind, are never known to engage in motiveless actions;and, insofar as, some of
    these names sound Southern Kaduna; then, the question is what would be the motive
    of a southern Kaduna person in attacking their own people?

  • Maria

    I thought the northern governors claimed they are from Senegal?

    • Tunji Olarewaju

      Very funny.,Maria, these 17 men kill 204 people (or is it 804?),isn’t that ludicrous? Are these the people El-Rufai paid off? Very funny indeed!

  • Fiery Critic

    Believe this and you will believe anything. This will be the last you will hear of them. They will never be prosecuted. This is just stage managed to make it look like the government is really doing something about the Southern Kaduna killing.

  • Deji

    In the real sense of it was the crisis religious? The answer is NO. The fact that herdsmen are Muslims and the farmers are largely Christians could never have made the crisis religious because the the bone of contention absolutely has nothing to do with faith.
    Southern Kaduna crisis is as old as any other inter – community crisis in Anambra, Kwara, Osun, Kogi etc.
    I feel we play politics with some truthfulness, no one in Southern Kaduna has not at one time been the aggressor.

  • lere

    hmmm @Hillary . darkness is not all about not seeing what u suppose to see. but corner a truthful and straightened issue. what is happening now is the fit fall of segregation, sentiment , regionalism, sectionalism, as well as tribalism in this country.

  • naijaman

    My prayers is, may Almighty God expose anybody, directly or indirectly involved in these sort of genocide.

  • bashkano

    I am extremely pained by the shedding of innocent lives. God will never forgive all those who engage in these merciless killings. However, anybody who ascribes these perennial skirmishes between herders and farmers to religion is not only being dishonest to himself but doing a great disservice to this nation. Uncountable clashes between the two groups have been happening across the country, between Muslim farmers and Muslim herders just as it has been happening between Christian farmers and the so-called Muslim herders. If we want peace in this country to reign we have to be fearful of the Almighty God and come together to tackle these unfortunate crises objectively as an ECONOMIC ISSUE. We must support the, governments at various levels to find ways and means of demarcating routes and grazing areas for these herders. All the grazing areas, particularly the routes where these herders.follow have been forcefully converted to farms by those who claim spiritual rights to them. Where, for goodness sake would the animals follow. I am not, by any means, supporting what is happening and am praying God fervently for a solution to be found,as quickly as possible but part of the solution, to my understanding, starts from the above.suggestion. If we should continue emphasizing our religious divides and engage in insults and abuses, hardly if that could solve the unfortunate issue at stake.