Nigerian govt says 204 killed in Southern Kaduna crisis | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper f

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, says 204 people have been killed in the Southern Kaduna crisis.

The clashes between Fulani herdsmen and locals in southern Kaduna have lasted months.

It is the first time a government agency is providing a figure of the attacks since they began last year.

The Catholic Church had earlier said 808 people were killed as of December 2016, a figure disputed by the Inspector General od 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.

Musa Ilella, NEMA North West zonal Coordinator, told newsmen on Friday that the figure was for two Local Government Areas effected by the crisis, namely 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.

“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 bloodshed.

The presidency announced last week the deployment of anti-riot police and soldiers to the area.

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  1. This is only a conservative figure. 204 human lives not cattle's oooo!.... And when plane crash kills 15 people in another country APC led government, Baba and El Rufai would be the first to send condolence messages and Genocide is going on in your backyard were innocent citizens ate been massacred in cold blood.
    El Rufai must be taken before the international Criminal Court to face charges of committing genocide. It is sad.

  2. This goes a long way to show how incentive the government is about protecting lives of the citizenry. It is quite clear these lost lives don't matter here. We can count numbers, but remember, those represent our fathers, mothers, children, wives, husbands, and relatives at large. The nation would have been mourning if it had been a relative of the political class. I pause and punder, does the government see reprisal attacks for moral justification to these gruesome murders. Yet, those who preach for citizens to defend themselves are criticised and seen as inciting violence. We truly have the right to self determination, let us not fail to exercise it when deemed necessary. Defend yourselves and live to tell the tale...

  3. Southern Kaduna is not known to be a Muslim community, 🇳🇬 government can't react it's deliberately done


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