Nigeria: Muslims murder 85 people, torch 100 homes, villagers “living in palpable fear”

Saturday, March 16, 2019
By Paul Martin

MAR 16, 2019

Will the Islamophobia never end?

“Herdsmen Kill 85 People in Kaduna Communities,” by John Shiklam, This Day, March 13, 2019:

No fewer than 85 people have been killed in attacks on three communities in Kaduna State by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

The deadly attacks were said to have taken place on Sunday and Monday.

The communities affected are Anguwan Barde and Gamu villages in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) and Gerti, Kaninkon Chiefdom in Jama’a LGA.

THISDAY gathered that the attacks in Anguwan Barde took place on Sunday morning when suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded the community and killed 35 people.

But the spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, Yakubu Sabo, who confirmed the attack on Anguwan Barde in a statement on Monday said 16 people were killed.

However, Danladi Yarima, a lawyer and former President of the Adara Development Association (ADA), said 35 people were killed in the Sunday’s attack on Anguwan Barde.

He said in the attack on Anguwan Gamu village on Monday, 46 people were killed with about 100 houses set ablaze by rampaging herdsmen.

Yarima said two of the corpses, including the wife of the pastor of an ECWA church in the village were recovered in a river.

“We recovered 35 bodies in Anguwan Barde and 46 in Anguwan Gamu. Some people are still missing because they ran into the bushes for their dear lives when the Fulani herdsmen invaded the communities. We don’t know whether they are still alive or not.

“We recovered two corpses in a river, including the body of the wife of the pastor of the ECWA church in the village,” Yarima said.

According to him, the policemen deployed to Anguwan Gamu had since gone back and the villagers are living in palpable fear.

He said there was massive exodus of women and children from the community to places considered as safe zones….

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