Fulani militia attack Kaduna community, wipe out a family, kill 17

Fulani militia on Monday night attacked Gonan Rogo community in Kajuru Local Government Area killing 17 persons leaving 6 critically injured while taken away 6 cows.

Southern Kaduna Peoples Union in a statement signed by Mr. Luka Binniyat, its National Public Relations Officer while confirming the attack, said it visited the community on Tuesday while they saw damage inflicted on the community.

The group disclosed that the Fulani militia invaded the community at about 11:30pm.

It added that the militia stormed the home of Jonathan Yakubu, 40 and slaughtered him. They also killed his wife, Sheba Yakubu 32, and hacked to death their only three children, Patience 13, Revelation 6 and Rejoice 4, thus wiping out the entire Yakubu household.

After killing the family, the militia went to another compound where they met Saraunia Lucky, 25, newly married and had given birth to  her baby 3 months ago. With the baby cuddled in her arms in fear, she was shot dead and the bullet passed through the soft skull of the baby.

The baby was rescued by strangers and was rushed to a nearby hospital where a bullet was removed from its head.

The baby had been given to her aunt who now takes care of him while she recounted that there is no money buy milk for the baby while he continues to take only water.

However, Mr. Albarka, a pastor from Baptist Church, Gwari Avenue, Kaduna who came on condolence visit, took the baby and auntie to Kaduna for better attention and care.

During the attack, a 6 year old John Paul was hacked to death, also killed were Asanalo Magaji 32, and Yayo Magaji 13.

Paul Bawa, 27 and Rahila, 25, his wife were butchered in their homes.

In another compound, Mailafia Dalhatu, 60 was killed as he tried escaping. His younger brother, Yaro Dalhatu  56, was killed in another compound, with his wife, Saratu 45. Their granddaughter, Blessing Yari 14, was also killed.

Another boy, called Popular Teacher, just 17 was gunned down and killed.

Note: Picture not real, used for an illustration.


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