SOUTHERN KADUNA MASSACRE: PROTESTS IN KADUNA, LAGOS, ABUJA OVER 184 KILLED BY BANDITS

Written by on August 10, 2020

PROTESTERS TOOK TO THE STREETS OF KADUNA, LAGOS AND ABUJA ON SATURDAY MORNING TO PROTEST OVER WHAT THEY DESCRIBED AS “GENOCIDE” TAKING PLACE IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF KADUNA STATE AND THE GOVERNMENT’S INABILITY TO STOP THE KILLINGS.

THE PROTEST TOOK PLACE ABOUT 48 HOURS AFTER SUSPECTED FULANI MILITIAMEN UNLEASHED FRESH ATTACKS ON APIASHYIM, KIBORI, ATAKMAWEI, APYIAKO, AND MAGAMIYA VILLAGES IN SOUTHERN KADUNA.

IN THE WAKE OF THE ATTACKS, THE SOUTHERN KADUNA PEOPLES UNION SAID 33 PEOPLE WERE KILLED. BUT THE POLICE GAVE THE CASUALTY FIGURE AS 21.

THE NATIONAL YOUTH LEADER OF SOKAPU, JOHN ISAAC, SAID IN KADUNA, THE PROTESTERS STORMED THE STREETS OF SAMARU-KATAF, ZONKWA AND MABUSHI AREAS IN THE ZANGON KATAF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA.

ISAAC SAID SOLIDARITY PROTESTS WERE ALSO HELD IN THE MARYLAND, IKEJA AREA OF LAGOS, WHILE IN ABUJA, THE PROTESTERS CONVENED AT THE UNITY FOUNTAIN TO DEMAND AN END TO THE INCESSANT KILLINGS.

AMID THE CONTINUOUS KILLING AND KIDNAPPING OF SOUTHERN KADUNA NATIVES, SOKAPU STATED THAT BETWEEN JANUARY 1 AND AUGUST 5, OVER 184 PERSONS WERE KILLED BY MILITANT HERDSMEN.


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