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Army Vows To Fish Out Perpetrators Of Kaduna Attacks

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The Nigerian Army has vowed to fish out those behind the attacks on three villages in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Adeniyi Oyebade, the General Officer Commanding, One Division of the Nigerian Army, stated this on Friday during his visit to the villages.

He assured the residents of their safety, adding that Army personnel would be stationed in the area for some time until normalcy returns.

Eleven persons were reportedly killed and several others sustained injuries in the attacks that lasted several hours in Gada Biyu, Akwa’a and Angwan Anjoo villages in Godogodo town, Kaduna, between Monday and Tuesday.

Residents of the villages have fled their homes for fear of fresh attacks they claimed were being carried out by some Fulani herdsmen.

One of the villagers, Monday Adamu, described the attack as the continual and systematic killing of Southern Kaduna people without government intervention.

The attacks followed a series of attacks since 2011 on villages in the southern part of Kaduna State that have claimed many lives and destroyed properties worth millions of Naira.

Since the latest incident occurred, the displaced villagers have been taking refuge in neighbouring communities.

Beyond the presence of military and Police officials, the natives urged the government to find lasting solutions to the lingering crisis between the locals and Fulani herdsmen.