Herdsmen Kill Five, Injures Four In Southern Kaduna Raid

Source: huhuonline.com

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Huhuonline.com can disclose that suspected Fulani herdsmen have raided Ramin Daji village, headquarters of Kaura Local Government Area, in the Southern part of Kaduna state. The raid left five persons dead and another four with serious injuries.

Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Bala Nasarawa and the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Aminu Lawal confirmed the incident, saying that the police have commenced a full scale investigation that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.

Chairman of Kaura local government council, Mrs. Florence Aya, who confirmed the incident explained that, 'The vigilante in the village had assembled to start patrolling the village around 9:30pm on Monday. Suddenly some attackers, who were lying in a bush nearby unnoticed, opened fire on them. They could do nothing about it, since they were not carrying fire arms.

'While they tried to wade off the attackers, the invaders went to those they shot and inflicted deadly machete cuts on them, killing the five that were shot and could not run. They also cornered a woman carrying an infant and cut them leaving them for dead.

'You need to see the kind of injuries on this woman and her infant.  But by some miracle, the baby and mother survived. But they are now under intensive care unit in a hospital. Two others, who were shot, are also critically wounded but also receiving treatment.

She added that 'Some of the vigilantes were able to injure one of the Fulani attackers who escaped leaving a trail of blood. Meanwhile, the youth and the police are searching the bushes for him. This is very, very sad. We need more security here.'

The attack, according to Huhuonline.com findings has portrayed the security lapses that is pervading the whole of Kaduna state, especially that caused by warring tribal groups in Southern Kaduna and despite the state government's enormous spending on security.