The tragic waste of human lives and wanton destruction of properties in Southern Kaduna continued on Tuesday with the killing 37 people in a fresh outbreak of violence between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in Kajuru Local Government Area of the State.
The fresh outbreak of violence is coming barely three days after four Fulani herdsmen were allegedly killed in the local government.
Tuesday’s violence between farmers and herders left 37 people killed and many others injured in Kajuru which is about 50 kilometres from Kaduna, the state capital.
A witness said that the crisis started when some Fulani youths stormed Ungwan Uka village to avenge the death of a certain herdsman allegedly killed by some village youths at a farm in the area.
The Commissioner of Police in Kaduna State, Mr. Agyole Abeh, confirmed the incident.
Mr. Abeh added that policemen and soldiers have been deployed to the troubled area to ensure peace returns to the community.
Earlier, the National Secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Abdullahi Ibrahim, said the attack which took place over the weekend followed the abduction of two Fulani indigenes in the area.
Mr. Ibrahim added that the gunmen had also attacked Tsonho Damishi community in Chikun Local Government Area of the state where they destroyed houses.
He had described the attacks as unwarranted and provoking and appealed to members of the association to remain calm while calling on security agencies to bring the killers to justice.