Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna senator has reacted to the recent killings by bandits in Kajuru Local government area of Kaduna State.
On Wednesday, there was reports that armed bandits had overun the community and killed eight people in a fresh attack in Gonan Rogo, Kufana District, Kajuru Local Government area of Kaduna State.
This attack happened just a few days after 17 people were on killed in the same village.
The senator had gone on his twitter pag to condenm the recent killing and passed it off as a nassacre.
He mentioned that bandits posed immediate and lethal danger to the people of the North West despite the coronavirus pandemic.
His tweet read: “The massacre of 15 innocent persons by bandits in Kajuru LG, Kaduna State is a tragic, unacceptable, despicable and condemnable crime.
“While the nation is preoccupied with the Coronavirus pandemic, bandits remain the most immediate and lethal danger to the people of the North West.”
The fresh attacks in Gonan Rogo Village also left at least nine people badly injured.
“They came around 11:30pm, broke into the home of Jonathan Yakubu, 40, and slaughtered him. They also killed his wife, Sheba, 32, and hacked to death their three children, Patience, 13, Revelation, six, and Rejoice, four, thus wiping out the entire Yakubu household,” an eyewitness said.
Luka Binniyat, spokesperson for the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, told SaharaReporters about the situation on the ground when he visited the community.
He said, “We met relations of the Yakubu’s who were sobbing beyond consolation in front of the house Yakubu had built.
“From this compound, trail of blood led to another gory scene of where Kauna Magaji was killed along with her daughter, Faith Magaji who died of grisly cutlasses cut to their heads.”
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Binniyat disclosed that the attackers continued with the killing of a mother and severely injuring a baby she was holding with bullet.
He added, “The killers went to another compound where they met Saraunia Lucky, 25, newly married and had given birth to her baby three 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. But by some strange streak of luck the baby survived and was rushed to a nearby hospital where a bullet was removed from its head.
“When we visited the village, the baby was nursed by its auntie who also looked helpless.
She told us that since the previous night, the baby had not had any milk but was only taking water. She said that where she could buy infant milk was under lockdown.”
Others who were gunned down by the vicious terroris on May 12 include: six-year-old John Paul, who was hacked to death, Asanalo Magaji 32, Yayo Magaji, 13, Paul Bawa, 27, Rahila, 25, and Mailafia Dalhatu, 60, was killed as he tried to escape.
Yaro Dalhatu, 56, and his wife, Saratu, 45, their granddaughter, Blessing Yari, 14, was also killed.
Another boy named Popular Teacher, who just turned 17 was shot and killed.
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As the mournful villagers gathered to bury their dead the next day, as if to rub salt on injury, the attackers again stormed Ungwan Idanu Doka, Ungwan Rana Doka and Makyali villages, killing five more people.
“They are the same group that attacked the previous night, they came again this morning.
“The Fulani people who live in the communities all disappeared hours before the attack,” another source said.
“The army went briefly when everything was over as always and went back. Not a single attacker was apprehended till now,” she added.
He said series of attacks launched between February 10 and March 11, left 148 people dead and 545 houses destroyed.
He explained, “The attackers in their hundreds first invaded Unguwan Barde, killed 35 people and destroyed 90 houses and proceeded to Karamai village on Feb. 2, killed 42 people and destroyed 196 houses.
The attacks by bandits on this community has become a yearly affair.
By this time last year, the community was severly attacked and lost a lot both human and property.
“On March 11 2019, Dogon Noma community was attacked, 71 people were killed, and 259 houses destroyed, making a total of 148 people killed and 545 houses destroyed.
“In all the attacks, 65 people were seriously injured and currently in hospitals receiving treatment, while about N28 million worth of grains and other foodstuff were also burnt.
“These attacks have displaced thousands of our people including 2,000 children who are currently taking shelter in eight camps across three LGAs of the state – Chikun, Kajuru and Kachia.”
This second attack in the area comes less than 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari had released a statement condemnin the killings in the area.
But residents say no police was present in the area even after the first attack that attracted national outrage.