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Fulani herder killed in Kaduna local council

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A Fulani herdsman has been killed in what was described as a reprisal attack in Jema’a Local Council of Kaduna State, following the killing of four natives by suspected herders.

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The state government said the herder was killed following killings in Goska village of Jema’a.

In another development, the House of Representatives Minority Caucus has condemned the murder of the Senior Special Adviser on Security to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, AIG Christopher Dega (rtd.) by gunmen in Jos, Plateau State.

According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Ubah Ogabah, the governor’s aide was shot dead by three gunmen in an isolated restaurant at Bukuru, Jos on May 31, 2021, at about 8.30 p.m.

The Ndudi Elumelu-led caucus called on the police and other security forces to ensure the killers are made to face the law, urging the Federal Government to take more effective and proactive measures to stem the tide of insecurity in the nation.

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Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, stated yesterday: “The Defence Headquarters outfit operating in Southern Kaduna general area, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), has reported to the state government the killing of a herder in a reprisal attack in Jema’a.

“According to the military, the corpse of Hamisu Bello, a young herder, was recovered in a forest at Rafin Dadi, Kaninkon Chiefdom of the council, bearing deep machete cuts.”

He pointed out that preliminary investigations by the military revealed that Bello came to the area to graze, and did not return home, prompting a search that led to the discovery of his corpse.

Further checks by the military indicated that aggrieved locals killed him, following the killing of four farmers in Goska.

Aruwan also explained that Governor Nasir el-Rufai received the report with sadness, and condoled the family of the herder while praying for the repose of his soul.”

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