KADUNA (Nigeria)— No fewer than seven persons were said to have been killed in a fresh inter-community violence which erupted in Nigeria’s Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The incidents occurred between Saturday and the early hours of Sunday, a government statement said.
Four persons sustained injuries, two children were also said to have gone missing while four houses were razed during the crisis.
The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said trouble started when a herder was killed by unknown persons on Saturday in Ungwan Pah village, Jema’a LGA.
Following the killing, security agencies reported that Ungwan Bido village was attacked Sunday where six local residents were killed and four injured. Two children are missing.
“The state government had ordered for an investigation into the killings and counter killings.
“The Kaduna State Government appeals security agencies, traditional rulers and community leaders to continue to work with the state government to sustain the community peacebuilding efforts being supported by the Kaduna State Peace Commission.
“The state government has directed the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to as a matter of urgency provide relief materials to citizens whose houses were burnt as well as those injured in the attack,” the statement added.
Meanwhile in neighbouring Borno state, the troops of Operation Fire Ball, a subsidiary operation under Operation Lafiya Dole, have eliminated five Boko Haram insurgents during separate operations.
They also injured many of the criminals and recovered firearms and foodstuff from their warehouse, which was destroyed, said the acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen. Bernard Onyeuko.
Source: Nam News Network (NNN)