Written by on February 28, 2019

Fresh violence broke out in Kaduna yesterday as suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked Maro community in Kajuru Local Government Area, killing 16 residents.

This is coming after a crisis broke out two weeks ago within the troubled area, leading to the death of many people. Reports has it that yesterday’s attack by the armed herdsmen occurred around 4:00 a.m. when they invaded the Karamar village in Maro district of Kajuru setting houses ablaze while engaging in sporadic shooting of
the residents as they ran out of their homes.

This was made public by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor (Media and Publicity), Samuel Aruwan,who said the state government condemned the recourse to violence, while calling on all communities to support the efforts to restore calm in the area.

Sources say that the death toll has risen from 16 to 28, with more natives still missing in addition to a mobile police officer who was said to have been killed while three others were still missing after the attack.

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