Nemesis caught up with one of the “100” gunmen that launched an attack on Ungwan Magaji village in Kaduna state, as his corpse was discovered alongside a phone, which was handed over to security operatives for further investigation.
According to a press statement by the National Public Relations Officer of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), Luka Binniyat, he said, “armed Fulani invaders lay siege to Unguwan Magaji village, Kamaru Chawai ward, Kauru Local Government Area (LGA), in the Southern part of Kaduna state, killing four and razing 36 houses.
“However, brave youths of the village put strong resistance to the invaders. One of the attackers was found dead and his phone retrieved and has revealed useful information which has been passed to the police.
“The invaders who came from behind the hills that serve as the boundary of Kaduna state and Ganawuri, Plateau State, were numbered over a 100.
“They attacked from four flanks causing confusion and pandemonium among unsuspecting villagers as village youths tried to fend them off”.
The statement added that “after about 30 minutes of violence, the following were unfortunately killed: Mrs Hanatu Joseph 58, mother of 5 Children; Mrs Sarah Sunday, 40 – She left behind her husband and 6 Children.
“The others are; Mrs Dije Sajay, 55, married with 6 children and Mr Sunday David, 47 married with 7 children. He was a retrenched civil servant”.
Also, “the attackers targeted food stores and barns of grains, making sure they burnt as much as they could. This is to ostensibly cause starvation, especially under this lockdown from the coronavirus.
“Police and Soldiers came into Unguwan Magaji, saw the corpse of the dead herdsman, which they later took away”.