Over 40 people including children have been reportedly killed by suspected herdsmen in Chawai Chiefdom, Kamaru Ward in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday, November 13th. About 45 houses were said to have been razed in the attack.
The State Government in a statement issued by Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, condemned the attack, describing it it as barbaric conduct by people who are opposed to peaceful and harmonious living by communities.
The government stressed the urgency for peace-building and enhancement security in the area. It said
emergency relief for survivors had been ordered along with enhanced security.
In his reaction, the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) urge the state government to fund a formidable joint military operation that would flush out murderers. The national Chairman of SOKAPU, Solomon Musa, a lawyer, alleged that some powerful people were sponsoring terrorists to eliminate the people.
"It has now become abundantly clear to even the worst skeptics that Southern Kaduna has become a killing field, where genocide is taking place unabated,"Musa urge the youths to never take the law into their hands no mater the provocation.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Kaduna posted the photos on Facebook, yesterday, November 15th. See the post and photos below. Viewers discretion advised.
"The world need 2 know this that 2day in Nigeria we live in a society where injustice 2 humanity have become d right of some people above some, Which is unacceptable. This evil happened on sunday 13/11/16 in a broad day light by the fulani herdsmen killing more than fourty (40) innocent and peaceful people at kigam village and environs of chawai chiefdom, Kauru LGA of kaduna state, Nigeria. Over 30 houses were also burned down by them. Our people are known 4 there peaceful way of life and accommodation not until when the fulani herdsmen came in the name of grazing in our land which they were accepted peacefully not knowing they are CANCER with an evil agenda supported by there unknown big brothers 2 invade, displace our people and take over our lands for NO reason. But, For whatever reason they may have 4 attacking n killing our people they will never succeed in taking over our God given land because he that is IN us is greater than whosoever that is with them. Darkness can never win against light And one day market will end for the Bamboo's. God's grace. We call on Goverment 4 quick justice and 2 provide the needed security, road network, GSM service and other social facilities that are lacking in the area. May the soul of our departed brothers and sisters RIP"More photos...