Violence in Kaduna Continues, Hundreds Killed
03/14/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Fighting has led to hundreds deaths in Kaduna State recently. The attacks began on February 10 with 11 people being killed in the village of Ungwan Barde. After this, Governor El-Rufai reported on an attack on a Fulani Herdsmen village. During this attack, he first reported that 66 people were killed. Then a few days later he reported that the number was up to 131. After this on February 26, 38 people were killed in Karamai. Two weeks later on March 10, 35 more people were killed in attacks on the Ungwan Barde community again. The very next day, another 46 people were killed in Anguwan Gamu village, where 100 houses were also burned down.
The only attack that the state government has mentioned is the attack on the Fulani community. Other local village leaders have refuted the claims of this attack. Despite this, it was not until the latest attacks that the state government finally instituted a state of emergency and curfew. As of now there have been no arrests for any of the attacks.
These continued attacks have again proven that the Nigerian government is completely unconcerned and unequipped to deal with this major conflict. If they do not stop this from continuing, there is going to be grave consequences for Nigeria as a whole.
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