Herdsmen Adopt New Strategy; Embark on Another Killing Spree

By Ikenga Chronicles October 29, 2016

Herdsmen Adopt New Strategy; Embark on Another Killing Spree

Fulani herdsmen who were disguised as Army officers late on Thursday, October 27 killed about 7 people in different communities in Kaduna state. The herdsmen, wearing military fatigues, carried out the attacks in Passakori, Mile One, Ungwan Misisi and Tudun Wada of Kaninkon chiefdom in Jema’a local government, killing an 85-year-old traditional ruler and six others.

“On this day, 27th October, 2016 a group of men in army uniforms came to Ungwar Misisi Village and called the Village Head, Mr. John Zogo and the elders of the village for what they claimed to be security briefing on the situation in the area. As soon as the soldiers came and started discussing with the Village Head and the elders, our people heard gun shots in the outskirts of the village and these same soldiers then shot and killed the Village Head and some others in the house of the Village Head and fled,”

The National Caretaker Chairman of the Koninkon nationality Waje Goska Williams said the attackers went on rampage after killing the traditional ruler. “The whole village was burnt down and those who managed to escape are now internally displaced persons.”

“Those that were killed in the attacks are John Zogo – 85 years (The Village Head), Yakubu Abuja (80), Adamu Bulus – 30 years Majhe Audu – 50 years, Karu Amos – 42 years, Confidence Kibadu – 29 years and Kurma Amos – 44 years,” he said.