14 killed as gunmen attack two Southern Kaduna communities

Burnt house in Goska Village, southern Kaduna.

Within 24 hours, gunmen invaded different communities in two local governments of Southern Kaduna, killing at least 14 people and destroying several properties.

The first attack occurred on Sunday in Bakin Kogi, Kaninkon Village in Jema’a Local Government Area at about 5:30 p.m.

The casualty in Jema’a is uncertain as the attackers are believed to have been repelled by security officials.

About 12 hours after the Jema’a attack, gunmen on Monday killed 14 persons and injured many others, in an attack on Ashim village, Takad chiefdom of Kaura Local Government Area.

Alexander Iya, chairman of the local government’s interim management committee, who briefed journalists on the incident, said that the gunmen stormed the village “around 6 a.m.” and launched a massive attack.

He said that most of the victims were women and children, whose corpses had been deposited at the Kafanchan General Hospital.

“Those injured are being treated at the Kaura General Hospital,” he said.

He said that the attackers also burnt many houses and destroyed crops.

Mr. Iya, however, disclosed that one of the invaders was killed by security personnel deployed to contain the situation.

The chairman appealed to the people to remain calm and avoid the temptation to take the law into their hands.

He assured them that government had deployed enough personnel to secure the communities.

Efforts to reach the Divisional Police Officer of the area were not successful, but a military official deployed to contain the situation, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the attack was “very serious”.

The Kaura and Jema’a attacks are part of the larger violence in Southern Kaduna between herdsmen and local communities that has caused the death of over 200 people.

Hours after the Kaura attack, the Kaduna State government announced that the Garrison Commander of the 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the state’s Commissioner of Police have relocated to Southern Kaduna.

Gov. El Rufai in Southern Kaduna (Photo Credit: AUTHENTIC News Daily)
Gov. El Rufai in Southern Kaduna (Photo Credit: AUTHENTIC News Daily)

This according to the government is to enable the army commander, Ismaila Isa, a brigadier general, and police commissioner Agyole Abeh coordinate a determined response to renewed attacks by armed bandits on communities in the two local governments.

A government statement said Governor Nasir El-Rufai has extended his condolence to the families of the victims of the renewed attacks.

The governor assured that the government is fully committed to securing the area, with the active support of the army and the police.

The statement added that two battalions of the army and10 mobile police squadrons are engaging the bandits, as the state carries out its obligations to secure the area, protect lives and rout the armed bandits.

The governor said that despite the difficulties and pains of the attacks, the bandits should not be given the pleasure of seeing victims turn on each other.

He called for support for the army and the security agencies as they work to repel attacks and defeat the bandits.

“I have been in touch with the security agencies and I have been studiously following the situation in Jema’a and Kaura Local Government Areas over the unfortunate attacks,” the governor said.

“I want to, first of all, extend my heartfelt condolences to the families and relations that lost their loved ones and properties in these unfortunate attacks. My prayers and support equally goes to citizens that sustained injuries and are traumatised by what they witnessed.

“This is clearly a wicked, evil and devilish act being perpetrated by enemies of peace and humanity.

“I also wish to commend our gallant soldiers and police personnel, who are defending our communities. The Kaduna State Government will continue to work assiduously with security agencies towards the protection of life and property,” Mr. El-Rufai said.



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  • George

    wHEN evil men rules the masses suffer.

    El rufail and yeye Buhari are evils

    • Kallah Bature

      Are they moreally evil than your masters who gleefully watched while over one hundred thousand people were killed by Boko Haram in Borno.They pocketed the money meant for the purchase of arms in what is now infamously known as Dasukigate while millions were being displaced and hundred of thousands were being killed.Don’t worry very soon our security apparatus will fish out the culprits behind this crisks in Kaduna and you may be shamed.

      • Kallah Bature

        ‘MORE EVIL’ I meant to write. ‘Crisis’ instead of ‘crisks’.

        • Solomon Brown

          You know you could just edit your earlier comment, instead of posting another comment to correct those errors.

          • JimJim

            You are funny. u no see him name? “Bature”

          • Right Minded

            hahahaha! mallam Bature of barkin ladi!

      • abodes_124

        Funnily the slaughter by Boko Haram has continued under Buhari. The soldiers are still complaining of being ill fed and ill equipped. going by your inference someone now must be pocketing the money meant for fighting Boko haram and must therefore be responsible for al those Boko Haram have killed since 29th May 2015

      • Emeka Osisi

        100 thousand killed in Borno by Boko Haram is a lie. I wonder why anyone with sense would have faith in Nigerian governance. Such a person is hopeless and suffers from living in a warped reality.

      • Ashibogu

        They were not killed by Boko Haram but by Islamist Extremists who incidentally are your beloved brothers. The North has destroyed itself with hatred, bigotry and foolishness. Na una do una selves! Nobody do una. Very soon una go become like Afghanistan and Pakistan and Donald J. Trump will start raining down Hell Fire missles on you guys like rain. Yeye People!


    The bloodthirsty governor and the bloodthirsty President….a regime of blood-letting !!

    • Kontri Watchers


      The Buhari/Osinbajo rag team will finish off Nigeria with utter ignorance
      if care is not taken henceforth. Both men are joined in the hip – neither is
      better than the other. They don’t have rounded knowledge needed for country
      administration. Communities are therefore taking matters into their own hands
      and turning Nigeria into an animal kingdom of unceasing bloodletting.

      Knowledge of injunctions and adjournment – which is 80% of the laughable
      law in practice in Nigeria – is the sort of irrelevant knowledge Yemi Osinbajo
      may claim to have at best to administer a country. It’s irrelevant to policy
      nostrums in a recession. Buhari’s own claimed knowledge of how to fire rifles with
      a battalion of soldiers is even far worse irrelevant. After two years of both
      men it’s really no surprise there’s no single economic or political policy
      announced or enacted. Nigeria is instead sinking deeper into mass poverty in
      third quarter consecutive economic recession.

      • Justicia


        How did Olusegun Obasanjo, Bola Tinubu, Ibrahim Babangida and Sanusi Lamido, reach a slightly insane conclusion – without thinking consequences through – that Muhamadu Buhari, with Primary Six completed certificate as the only provable one, is the best for Nigeria; if the country wishes to develop to standards
        of at least an East European country? How can anyone possessed of average intelligence reach such a ludicrous conclusion by taking any path of thinking at all?

        • Ashibogu

          The devil deceived them and they were greatly deceived!

    • AryLoyds

      Fulani invaders , thats the right way to call them. The gov cleverly avoids calling them his brother and calling them enemies of peace , we are watching so is GOD.

      • Baka

        What ever he call them cant change the problem or bring back the dead.

        • AryLoyds

          Yes atleast we know who is responsible for the killings

    • Baka

      We inherited this problem of southern kaduna and boko haram from your mento, Gej and PDP.

  • ayomi

    Why are the representatives of these people not making this an issue in the house and senate?

    • suleiman

      Thank you my brother. To the best of my knowledge, there are at least 7 non-APC members of the House of Assembly. Has anyone of them spoken? No! Not even the minority leader who has now become the errand boy of the governor has said anything. Shame on them!

  • Iskacountryman

    i blame fani kayode…

    • Grit Harrison

      That he did what? You blame a man that have been calling the Government to order,did you not look at the picture above,where a Governor,the Security officer of the state stand with hand on his jaw,brother,lets stop all this pretense, The Governor of Kaduna state and the APC helms men know what is going on, If the Government of APC is daily boosting of crushing Boko Haram, why not turn your forces to this evil guys who are hell bent on wiping out the South Kaduna People.Leave out Fani Kayode,if we have 10 of his likes in the North who will daily speak against this evil,this will stop.Dont insult our intelligent by blame game always,I blame this,blame that, for God sake these are Nigerians,South Kaduna People are Nigerians,protect them.If the DSS could go after Apostle Suliman that spoke against this atrocity,what is the DSS,Army,Air-force and all Security forces waiting for before going after this Gang of Murders.

      • Iskacountryman

        i am not your brother…and the governor is visibly weeping…

  • D a n g o t e-C e m e n t


  • robin

    how did we get to this

    • Ashibogu

      Several years ago the World Bank and the United Nations recognized the danger posed to the environment by climate and initiated several efforts to tackle the environmental challenge. One of the initiatives was the Gren Belt PROGRAMME to curtail desert encroachment in Northern Nigeria. The Strategy was to plant trees that will serve as buffer zones to the encroachment of Sahara Desert. Unfortunately, Northerners who were then at the helm of affairs with very little apprehension for the future squandered all the resources. Today, their people, particularly the Fulani tribe are looking for Pasteur land the way armed robbers look for money. The Strategy is simple; harass the idiots out of their land and take possession. It is this strategy that has been replicated around ithe country. What they fail to understand is that there is a day in which iniquity would have to come to an end. That day is fast approaching when all men of goodwill and conscience will rise against the devious and despicable actions of the sons of hell from Futa Jalon Highland.

  • Senator D


    COURSE TITLE: Introduction to APC Government
    TIME ALLOWED: 45 Mins
    INSTRUCTION: Attempt All Questions

    1. Discuss the probability of APC blaming GEJ for the next 3years for
    a. Dollar increase.
    b. Fuel Price increase
    c. Power Failure
    d. Unemployment
    e. Fulani Herdsmen Killings

    2. If APC = All Promises Cancelled, where PMB is a constant, discuss the speed at which:
    ( i.) =N= 5000 promise is cancelled
    (ii.) Feeding of school pupil is politicised
    (iii.) NYSC allowance is constant amidst recession
    (iv.) Fuel pump prices are increased deceitfully

    3. Define the term, ”Budget padding”.

    4. Mention 3 types of APC propaganda you know, and how they can be used in 21st century politics.

    5. Mention 5 IDP you know that feeds with =N=14,000 everyday.

    6. Mention the next 3 countries PMB will travel to and the disgrace he will receive.

    7. If PMB is silent when herdsmen kill people and buys fighter jets when Biafra is mentioned, what is the probability that PMB is not a terrorist? Can you xplain why IPOB are called terrorist by Buhari and Fulani herdsmen are labelled foreigners?

    8. Write short notes on these mad phrases;
    (i). masquerade dressing,
    (ii.) importation of grass
    (iii). fantastically corrupt.

    9. If x is change and y is lies/ propaganda, solve the equation, 2x + 5y = ?

    10. If you used to be corrupt, but now fantastically corrupt, explain the effect of gravitational force on you.

    11. with a labeled diagram, describe the famous losses ever witnessed in recent time:
    (i)– loss of budget.
    (II)– loss of WAEC certificate.
    (iii)- loss of the moon.
    (iv)- loss of ear drum.

    12. If President Buhari @ 73yrs received his 1953 secondary school classmates, with relevant logic, explain how old PMB was when he finished secondary school considering the fact that from 1953-2016 is 63 years.

    Your Time Starts Now!!!

    • Ashibogu

      Wicked Man! You don finish them! Buhari graduated from Secondary School at 10 years of age. If he was 73 years in 2016, it follows that he was born in 1943. By 1953 when he finished Secondary School, he was a genius to have graduated from High School.

      • Senator D

        Gbam! I give you A1 for passing your exam… Carry go!

  • Grit Harrison

    Our Tear in the South especially in the South South can not march that of the Southern Kaduna people who seem to have been mark out as the daily sacrificious lamb of Fulani/Boko Haram disguise as Gun men,Foreigners or what soever name to deceive the Simple.One question is where is the Government of the Day, Where is the DSS that will arrest those who speak against, What is the Crimes of the Southern Kaduna People,what is their fault, what have they done,? Daily Killings, and all is keeping quiet,No,Nigerian from all works of live have to ask questions,we have to speak out,this could be any ones lot,yes,it could be in Lagos,Delta,Imo,or anywhere in this Nation,if this is Happening and all feel secured in each little corner then where is the Humanity in Us.There is a Conspiracy of Silence some where in the power that be if not this should have stop, Are Christians not safe again in Southern Kaduna or in the Christian Minority State of the North? If the Honorable Liar Mohammad,the Minister of Information was angry with America labeling Nigeria as an unsecured environment for Christians,with this Kind of News on Monthly basis,killing,destructions of Christians lives and Properties ,Are the Americans not right in their Summation. PRAY FOR SOUTHERN KADUNA and Christians as much as you can.

  • suleiman

    The governor and the chief of army staff went to lay the foundation stone of the new military barrack to be built in Katsit, Zango Kataf Local Government area. The only traditional ruler invited to the ceremony was the Emir of Jamaa in Jemaa local government. The Governor claimed he did not know Katsit is under Zangon Kataf local government area. But do the maths, assuming Katsit was in Jemaa local government area, there are four traditional rulers in Jamaa local government area namely, Tum Ninkyop, Agwam Fantsuam, Kpo Gwong and the Emir of Jemaa, why were the other three not invited? Why was the emir of Jemaa the only invitee? So you can trace the source of the problem in southern Kaduna to the governor’s desk. If a military barrack is to be built to protect them wouldn’t it have made sense to invited the traditional rulers from area, i.e. all the traditional rulers from SK. So the problem is simply, that the governor has an agenda and is running it well. The governor is the problem and not the Fulani or the SK people. Until he sees the state as his constituency, there will be no peace! Check the development projects going on n the north as against nothing going on in SK. The governor must stop the hypocrisy,be a man and own up to his errors.

    • Otile

      Allah wubade

  • AbdulHamid Adiamoh

    Why is no one explaining that the killers are ghosts? No so? If tens of people, now going to hundreds, could be killed so heartlessly and in broad daylight by other people who are now so confident that they can get away with killing at anytime, then we might as well just declare that Nigeria is under attack by ghosts.

    • Otile

      The aggressors are not ghosts. They are Fulanis, and Buhari is their brother.