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11 persons killed in fresh attacks, 109 communities taken over by Fulani militia – Kaduna group



The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union on (SOKAPU) on Wednesday claimed that 11 persons, including a village head and his 97 year-old mother, have been killed in fresh attacks in the southern part of Kaduna State.

The union added that the gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia, carried out the attacks in Zango-Kataf, Kajuru and Kachia local government areas of the state.

SOKAPU stated this in a statement by its National Public Relations Officer, Luka Binniyat, adding that contrary to claims by the state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, 109 communities in four Southern Kaduna LGAs had been taken over by Fulani militia.

Speaking further on communities allegedly occupied in the area, SOKAPU said: “As of today, August 19h, 2020, at least 109 communities scattered in four LGAs of Southern Kaduna have been displaced and taken over by armed Fulani militia unchallenged by the state.