- Natives of Southern Kaduna communities have started fleeing over the fear of further attacks by herdsmen
- Many indigenes are fleeing their communities to take refuge in other parts of the state,
- This was disclosed by Luka Binniyat, the spokesman of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU)
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The fear of further attacks and killings by herdsmen has forced hundreds of natives of Southern Kaduna to start fleeing their communities to take refuge in other parts of the state.
Luka Binniyat, the spokesman of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), who disclosed this lamented the humanitarian crisis and exodus of many indigenes of the troubled areas, The Guardian reports.
According to Binniyat, SOKAPU is now faced with serious humanitarian crisis created by the recent attacks and killings in the communities.
He went on to note that many natives in communities that have been attacked by herdsmen are now fleeing their homes to find shelters in other parts of the state and neighbouring areas like Jos.
While recounting the ugly experiences of the recent attacks on natives in Zangon Kataf, Binniyat argued that as a result of the present situation many natives are no longer comfortable.
He explained that they are leaving the villages to find safer places out of fear that the herdsmen may come back again to attack them.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Northern Governors Forum has condemned the recent attack in Southern Kaduna in which about 20 persons were reportedly killed on Wednesday night, August 5.
The armed gunmen attacked four Atyap villages in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state.
In a statement sent to journalists, chairman of the forum and Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong said the persistent attacks on villages in the area despite all efforts by the Kaduna state government and security agencies to end the violence raises serious concern and condemnation.
In a related development, the Kaduna state police commissioner, Umar Muri, says he has deployed more policemen to the area as senseless killings continue in Southern Kaduna.
The areas include five local government areas of Kajuru, Zango-Kataf, Kaura, Kauru, and Jemaa. According to the commissioner, this will help restore law and order deployment was part of efforts towards restoring law and order in the troubled part of the state.
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