Fulani militia attacks threatens Food Security in Nigeria, says CSWN
Again we are confronted by another round of senseless killing of people in Southern Kaduna. Kukum Daji village in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna state was attacked on Sunday, July 19 2020, killing about 18 people and leaving many critically injured. Less than 10 hours later, while survivors were still being evacuated to hospitals, Gora Gan village in Zangon Kataf Local Government got attacked on Monday, 20th, July 2020 with nine people killed.
CSWN condemns these unprovoked killings in it’s entirety. More so that people are still grieving over the attacks on some villages in Atyap chiefdom, Zangon Kataf Local Government, between 10 – 12 July, where close to 30 people were killed, dozens injured and thousands displaced into Internally Displaced People’s Camp. Even more saddening is the fact that the village of Efele Doka was attacked on 17th July, 2020 where five people were killed and several houses burnt.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide Nigeria is truly worried and sad by these persistent bloodletting that has been going on for long in Nigeria. It’s reoccurrence, especially in Kaduna state since the beginning of 2020, and at the peak of the farming season where thousands are displaced away from their sustainable livelihood portends grave danger for the country.
CSWN is urging the state and federal governments to intensify efforts at curbing these ongoing killings. No sane society develops with such toll on human lives that we keep seeing. The constant killings and displacement of people, especially rural farmers breed distrust and threatens food security.
CSWN condoles with the families of those who lost loved ones. We pray for quick recovery for those in hospitals and also pray for healing for Kaduna state and Nigeria.
The Chief Executive Officer of CSWN, Rev. Yunusa Nmadu Junior who spoke on the killings described it as “unacceptable in a democratic environment that operates on the rule of law.”
“Institutional failure has enabled such attacks to fester. We ask those saddled with the responsibility of protecting and safeguarding these innocent people to do the needful. We also plead to the relevant authorities to offset the medical bills of the injured in Hospitals.”
Signed: Reuben Buhari
Press Officer, CSWN