Bandits In Helicopter Kill 32 People Burnt Shell houses And Church In Southern Kaduna

Residents of the Adara community in the southern part of Kaduna State have said that about 32 people lost their lives in an alleged helicopter-aided attack by bandits, who razed houses, including the Evangelical Church of Winning All (ECWA) in the area.

According to the Adara leader more bodies were discovered in bushes around the villages attacked by terrorists in helicopters.

Awemi Maisamari, the National President of Adara Development Association (ADA), said yesterday “The pogrom against Adara nation rages on. In the latest tragedy, Ungwan Gamu, Dogon Noma, Ungwan Sarki, and Maikori villages near Maro in Kajuru Local Council were attacked on Sunday, June 5, 2022.

“The death toll this morning (Wednesday) is 32, as villagers comb surrounding bushes for more bodies. Seven were found this morning decomposing.”

It was gathered that the attack started around noon and lasted until around 06:00 p.m. unchallenged by the state.

According to the reports, the attack was carried out by Fulani terrorists on 150 motorcycles carrying three armed persons each.

DSP Mohammed Jalige the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), did not respond to telephone calls from The Journalists for comments on the Adara attack.

MEANWHILE, Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has told all political parties in Kaduna and the state government not to encourage a Muslim-Muslim governorship ticket in the 2023 general election.

The promotion of such tickets by Governor Nasir el-Rufai has divided the people and hindered socio-economic development, noting that Southern Kaduna people will resist any political arrangement devoid of political balance in 2023, according to the group.

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In a statement, yesterday, SOKAPU Political Committee congratulated governorship candidates of the various political parties.

The group stated, “While we are glad that the events leading to their emergence as candidates were successfully carried out devoid of any form of violence. We look forward to meeting them soon for fruitful deliberations on how we can build bridges in our dear state for development,”

Secretary of the committee, Simon Musa, explained: “There has been no better time than now for all parties and both zones to work towards enthroning inclusiveness across the various parts of Kaduna.”

“Despite the tension and animosity prevalent along ethnoreligious divides, the Southern Kaduna people are committed to the welfare and security of all citizens of the state. In this regard, the attention of SOKAPU has been drawn to subtle threats mounted on governorship candidates to appoint their running mates without regard to the ethnoreligious divide in the state.”

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