Suspected militias raze houses in Southern Kaduna

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Two people in Mawofi village, Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been killed by suspected Fulani militias. A source, who confirmed the incident said many houses were also razed down by the attackers who stormed the village in large numbers on Friday night.
He said the attackers move from one village to another in Atyap perpetuating their mission without any authority coming up with proactive measures to avert the situation. He said, “It is now for the world to see and judge if these attacks are reprisals or purely attacks by the perpetrators to achieve their evil mission. Whatever happens, God is the better judge of all things and will at the appropriate time perfect His will in Atyap land.”

The victims of the attack have been identified as 55-year-old Jonathan Auta and 40-year-old Sunday Auta. They were both shot dead by the militias.

Several other people were also injured in the attack, including a 12-year-old boy and a 70-year-old woman. They were all taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The attack has sparked outrage in Southern Kaduna, with residents calling for the government to do more to protect them from violence.

The Kaduna State government has condemned the attack and vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice. The state police command has also said that it is investigating the incident.

This is not the first time that Southern Kaduna has been attacked by suspected militias. In recent years, the region has been plagued by violence, with hundreds of people killed and thousands displaced.

The violence in Southern Kaduna is a complex issue with a long history. It is believed to be fueled by a number of factors, including ethnic and religious tensions, land disputes, and the activities of armed bandits.

The government of Kaduna State has taken a number of steps to address the violence in Southern Kaduna, including deploying more security forces to the region and launching a peacebuilding program. However, the violence has continued, and it remains a major challenge for the state and the country.

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