ICC Note: Fulani militants carried out another attack in Southern Kaduna on Easter weekend. The attacks from the militants have resulted in deaths of many innocents and the destruction of their properties. Even though the Nigerian government disregards this as a religious conflict, many Christian farmers continue to be victims of the Fulani attacks.
04/17/2017, Nigeria (NAIJ) – Just as Nigerians were beginning to heave a sigh of relief over the Southern Kaduna crisis, gunmen have reportedly attacked Asso community in Jema’a local government area of the state. At the time of this report, the details of the attack were not clear, but a statement by Samuel Aruwan, the spokesperson to Nasir El-Rufai, said the governor condemned the act.
NAIJ.com reports that over 200 people have died in the attacks between Fulani herdsmen and natives of Southern Kaduna since the crisis started.
Premium Times reports the governor as saying: “The victims and their families, while affirming that security operations are being ramped to rid the forest areas of the bandits.”
The attack is coming at a time Governor El-Rufai launched an operation to end the attacks in the area. The governor said in the statement: “The forthcoming Operation Harbin Kunama II is a necessary step towards ending the violence in parts of southern Kaduna.