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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fulani Herdsmen on rampage, kill 7 in Delta

was another weekend of killings as the Adamawa State Police Command, yesterday, confirmed the killing of three policemen and the disappearance of two others in an attack by suspected herdsmen in Demsa Local Government Area of the state.

 In Yobe State, suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked the Nigerian Army Brigade, killing five soldiers at Buni/Yadi military post about 6.15pm on Saturday. Buni/Yadi is the headquarters of Gujba, located on the fringes of Sambisa Forest and 54 kilometres south of Damaturu, the state capital. The attackers were later overpowered by the army, as scores were killed, while many escaped with bullet wounds. Meanwhile, in Kaduna State, two persons were killed, while two are missing after a gun battle between Police and herdsmen in Stonje village, Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna, Senator Danjuma Laah (PDP, Southern Kaduna) said yesterday, in a statement in Kaduna. Similarly, five people were killed by herdsmen in Abraka, Delta State.

 In Kaduna, Senator Danjuma Laah, also raised alarm over the capture and occupation of villages in Southern Kaduna by the herdsmen, saying that the violence might be a pointer that Boko Haram terrorists were regrouping in Southern Kaduna to team up with herdsmen. In the same development, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Kaduna State chapter said it was surprised at the killings. The Kaduna CAN said it thought the increased number of security personnel was enough to curb the killings. On its part, Kaduna State Police Command said it was not yet ready with a comment over the violence. Meanwhile, Christians in Kaduna State, yesterday, attended church services mostly dressed in black attires in obedience to the directive given by CAN, to commemorate a day of prayer and mourning over the killings in the Christian dominated parts of Southern Kaduna. Also, yesterday, hundreds of Christian clerics staged a peaceful protest to the gate of Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt, demanding an end to the Southern Kaduna

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