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Only 204 People died in Southern Kaduna Violence, not 808 – NEMA

 

In the last few months, clashes between Fulani herdsmen and locals in southern Kaduna, have also led to destruction of property.

NEMA is giving the figure weeks after a religious group gave a higher figure.

The Catholic Church had earlier said  808 people were killed as of December  2016, a figure disputed by the
Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris. Mr Idris did not however give a contrary number.

The Catholic Church also said 1,422 houses, 16 Churches, 19 shops, and one primary school were destroyed.

Premium Times quoted NEMA’s North West zonal Coordinator, Musa Ilella, as saying that the figure was for two Local Government Areas where the attacks have occurred – Kafanchan and Chikun
LGAs.
The figure covers October, November and December, 2016 and early January, 2017, he said. “Four districts in Kafanchan LGA
namely: Linte ,Goska,Dangoma and Kafanchan town recorded 194 deaths.

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“Chikun LGA on the other hand recorded about 10 deaths, making a total of 204 so far,” he said.

Mr Ilella said there was no record of any injured victim in the hospital.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai had said the attackers were foreign Fulani herdsmen , who were avenging past attacks on them and their livestock.

The State and Federal Governments have been accused of not doing enough to end the killings.

In an effort to restore peace to the area, the Nigerian government last week announced the deployment of anti-riot police and soldiers to Southern Kaduna.

On Friday, a peace committee led by former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar , visited Kaduna State and appealed to all aggrieved parties affected in the violent attacks to sheathe their swords and tolerate each other for the interest of peace in the state.

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  • JUSTIC
    January 14, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Comment..Oh! God so 204 r not significant to nema because is not nema itself that was involved God or Allah pls judge

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  • okey JP
    January 14, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Buhari is not worthy to be called a President, he is only a pretentious wicked man masquarading as a spartan. The FGN under him reacted becos of public opinion after weeks of the violence. Its a big shame.Shame to El Rufia for saying the attack is from foreign herdsmen. If he knew their identity why not stop them.

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  • Charles
    January 14, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Comment… Governor Nasir El-Rufai had said
    the attackers were foreign Fulani herdsmen
    , who were avenging past attacks on them
    and their livestock. hear what a Governor of FRN is saying. What a shame to you Mr Governor……they are your brothers, so for every evil the commit you will support them.

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  • Charles
    January 14, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Comment…I think is high time the Christians starts carrying arms to fight back there enemies.

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  • blackmarket2003
    January 14, 2017 at 10:07 am

    204 lives are only? Shame on Nigeria government

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  • kaka
    January 14, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Fools saying is only 204 people killed, how many lifes has you and useless federal government led by the head of jihadist created.

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  • kaka
    January 14, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    We are patiently looking at Buhari and Elrufai. But God will certainly punish them for their “belief “.

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  • Salisu madatai
    January 15, 2017 at 8:23 am

    True muslim would’nt support killing innosently.

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