Houses burnt as youth attack herdsmen in Kaduna

The Kaduna Governor said the casualty figure is yet to be ascertained.

Youth in Atakar Village, Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Wednesday went on rampage to protest the alleged killing of a hunter, Stephen Abui, by herdsmen.

Sources from the area said the youth, including women, vandalised the residence of the Village Head, Tobias Nkom-Wada who tried to pacify them, forcing him to flee the village.

Reports said the mob also burnt down about 150 houses belonging to Fulani herdsmen in Sabon gari area of the local government.

One of the victims, Muhammadu Chiroma, told the News Agency of Nigeria in a telephone interview that 350 cows were killed and about 2,000 others missing.

According to him, the attack was also carried out in Tinariya, Kirin and Gahai villages in Ryom Local Government Area of Plateau.

He said the situation was now calm after the deployment of security personnel but that most of the victims had fled the area.

The Director General of Media and Publicity to Gov. Mukhtar Yero said that security agents had restored peace to the affected area.

He said the governor had directed for full investigation into the incidence, adding, “until this is done we cannot ascertain the level of casualty involved”.

He urged the people of the state to live peacefully with one another, assuring that the government was committed to restoring peace and unity in the state.

Also, the Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Aminu Lawal, confirmed the attack on the village head but denied that Fulani settlements were burnt.

 

(NAN)

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