Nigeria Catholic Family Confirm The Lost of Over 80 Persons to Kaduna Attacks

The Catholic Archdiocese of Kafanchan has disclosed that no fewer 800 persons lost their lives in the recent crisis that broke out in southern Kaduna State.

The church said over 57 sustained various degrees of injuries, while 53 villages were razed during the attacks.

Addressing a news conference in Kafanchan, the Vicar General of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kafanchan, Ibrahim Yakubu, said the government failed to protect locals.

Yakubu, who addressed newsmen along with four other priests, said four local government areas had been attacked with 808 people killed and 1,422 houses, 16 churches, 19 shops, and one primary school destroyed.

He added: “Unfortunately, our government both at the centre and state levels have failed woefully.

“Government has shown outright partisanship in favour of the herdsmen to the disappointment of the majority Southern Kaduna indigenes and Christians.”

The cleric, however, called for immediate end to the attacks, and demanded compensation for all families that lost loved ones or property.

On his part, Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central in the senate also lamented that Southern Kaduna had become a slaughter house and a cemetery where human lives had become so cheap to destroy.

Sani, who visited his colleague representing Kaduna South, Senator Danjuma La’ah, called for security presence in all the villages and towns, as well as civilians Joint Task Force (JTF) to protect the communities.
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