14 persons have reportedly been killed in two simultaneous attacks on two communities in Southern Kaduna, Kaduna State.
Chairman of Kaura Local Government Area of the State, Alex Iya, confirmed the killings to journalists, saying that the attacks took place in Mifi and Ashim communities by unknown assailants suspected to be herdsmen in the early hours of Monday.
Also, the lawmaker representing Kaura constituency at the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Yakubu Bityong, also confirmed the incident, saying that the attackers had killed and destroyed many homes before the arrival of the security operatives.
Bityong gave the name of some of the casualties as Chayuwai manti, Ezikiel Kanwai, Bridget Aba, Bridget Samuila, Samuila Kuzamam, Mathew Daniel, Edward Mathew, Omega Mathew, Adam Noga, Moses Ndong, Likita Adam, Musa John, Mboi Waje and Fidelix Kakah.
The southern Kaduna crisis has continued to linger despite several efforts by the state government as well as several religious organisations to bring to bring the situation under control.