Kaduna State is in central Nigeria just north of Abuja.
|South Kaduna Peoples Union|
The Chairman, Sanga LGA, Mr. Emmanuel Adamu, confirmed the fresh attacks adding that many people were killed but could not reveal the number. 110 killed had earlier been buried in a mass grave.
“Up to today both SEMA and NEMA have not come here and the people are suffering. But the problem is that they are careful about their movement because of the news of several attacks still ongoing without help,” Adamu said.
|Some 110 bodies were given mass burial last Thursday after other|
families took away the corpses of their loves ones for burial.
Our reporter gathered that nearly one week after the attacks on the communities started, there are reports of starving children and women. The Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), it was gathered, are yet to reach the displaced.
Please pray for the wretched people of Nigeria who have no home, no food, and little or no shelter. They also have no help from Nigeria' Emergency team.
“Right now, we have been touring some of the villages affected. Last night (Friday) Ambie, a village of about 5,000 people was sacked. We lost 30 people, and I am told that there are more corpses in the bushes. In Paa, a village close to Gwantu, the town was attacked from 10am this morning (Saturday) till this afternoon. Ten people were killed.
The town is also burnt down. The entire villages are now empty. I am now in Gwantu with Kaduna State Commissioner of Water Resources, Mr. Audu Dogo. He can testify to what I am saying,” Mr. Wuyah said.
Kaduna State Police Command Spokesman Aminu Lawan told journalists that there were no such incidences. He wouldn't lie would he - a Nigerian policeman?
“Everything is calm and normal. We are not aware of any further killings. Normalcy is returning to the place”, Lawan said.
Massacres are so common in Nigeria that Wikipedia has a web page just for a list of massacres in the troubled country. From Aug 2011 to Jun 2014 - 21 massacres have been documented. Who knows how many little villages got wiped out without a single survivor to report the incident? The attacks in Kaduna were more politically motivated than sectarian, however, Islam quickly turns any uprising into sectarian violence. You cannot separate political Islam from ideological Islam.
The 2009 uprising mentioned in a previous report was the first major clash between Boko Haram and Nigerian security. 738 bodies were counted in Maiduguri alone, another 300 elsewhere. Many were Christians who refused to convert to Islam, the peaceful religion.