Some gunmen who in Military attire and fully armed with machetes, AK47 and sticks brutally attacked a village, Angwan Aku in Kajuru Local government area of Kaduna state. During the attack, 20 lives were claimed to be dead and many injured.
According to the report received by NIGERIA NEWS from a witness:
“The attackers stormed the village and started shooting indiscriminately. We all started running to the bush. As we were running, they were also pursuing us as we ran to the bush, some people were killed in the bush.
”Some of them were wearing military uniforms with bulletproof vests and they were speaking in Fulani language. I saw them from where I was hiding” the witness quoted.
The source additionally quoted that the police chased after the perpetrators with 8 Hilux vans but when it gets a certain point the police could not chase them into the bush. However, before the attack, there has been a rumor that such an attack could surface a week before in which the government is well informed about it.
The witness said:
“We had thought that the government would have taken the speculations seriously and be proactive, but they didn’t take it seriously and this had led to the killing of more of our people. It is rather very unfortunate”.
The witness further stated that it was thought that the government would take precaution to avoid the attack from surfacing and the government did nothing and they are to blame in addition.
It was additionally reported that the attack started taking place by 10th February 2019. On that very day, it started the Fulani herdsmen attacked Anguwan Barde, Adara settlement in the night and eleven live were taken. The Adara then fight back against the Fulani.
A lawyer, Yarima said that around 4000 people were homeless due to the attack as to that their home was destroyed.
He condemned the killings and accused the state government of bias in handling the crisis.
The incessant killings in Kajuru communities started on February 10, 2019, when Fulani herdsmen allegedly attacked Anguwan Barde, an Adara community in the night and killed eleven people and many injured.