Fulani herdsmen invade Kaduna community in fresh attack, shoot 20 residents dead

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Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Monday invaded Ungwan Aku village in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, leaving at least 20 people dead, and many others injured.

According to a source from the community, the attackers in military fatigue invaded the village at about 7pm on Monday.

The source said, the attackers who were armed with weapons including AK47 guns and machetes shot sporadically at anything on sight in the village.

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“As they shot sporadically, some of us escaped into the bush. The attackers were in military uniforms and bullet-proof vests,” the source said.

The police were said to have come into the village in eight Hilux vans but could not enter the bush to fish out the attackers.

He lamented that, despite speculation of attack on the village, no effort was made to stop it ahead of time.

Confirming the incident, a former President of the Adara Development Association, Danladi Yarima, accused the Governor Nasir el-Rufai of bias in the manner he had been handling the crisis in the area.

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