Sunday, March 16, 2014

100 slaughtered as gunmen raid Kaduna villages

There was more grief in Northern Nigeria yesterday as It was an obvious hell in Kaduna yesterday when gunmen invaded three villages in Kaura Local Government Area of the State, killing no fewer than 100 persons.

It was learnt that the attackers stormed the three villages of Ugwar Sankwai, Ungwar Gata and Chenshyi on Friday night when the villagers were fast asleep.

According to eye witnesses, the gunmen, numbering over 40, razed houses and slaughtered residents who tried to escape.

One of the residents of Chenshyi, Nuhu Moses, who managed to escape from the scene of the attack, told newsnen in Kaduna that no fewer than 50 people were killed in his village.

He said, “The attackers were more than 40 and were armed with dangerous knives, guns and other sophisticated weapons. Over 50 people were killed in our village alone and there is no house standing.

All the houses were burnt by the attackers while people who attempted to run were gunned down. I was just lucky to have escaped, but our pastor’s wife and kids were among the people that were butchered.”
Also, a resident of Ungwar Sankwai, Jonathan Bako, described his escape as a miracle.

Vice-Chairman of the council, Daniel Anyip, confirmed that several houses were set ablaze by the attackers.

He added that children and women were not spared in the attack.

“From our records, in all the three villages attacked, only five houses are standing, while people killed are about 100. These are villages that housed a lot of people but they are now homeless,” he added.

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