Three hundred and seventy six people were killed, 102 others injured and 2,308 houses damaged in Southern Kaduna communal clashes between May and December last year, a federal government report said.
The 18-page report exclusively obtained by Daily Trust said the killings occurred across 41 communities in four local government areas of Chikun, Kauru, Jema’a and Kaura, between May 25 and December 26, 2016.
The report of the assessment of the crisis in the area was conducted by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) between January 9 and 12, this year.
The report dated January 16, 2017, said 21,808 people were displaced, 148 people kidnapped, eight people missing and 33 rape cases reported.
Also, 1,406 cows were stolen, 280 cows missing, 118 motorcycles damaged, 67 sheep stolen, two cars stolen and N1.87million paid as ransom during the period. It was gathered that President Muhammadu Buhari directed NEMA to visit the crisis areas and conduct on the spot assessment with a view to providing succour to the victims.
Analysis of the report showed that Jema’a Local Government Area recorded the highest death toll of 194, followed by Chikun 91, Kaura,52 and Kauru,39.
Daily Trust, February 5, 2017
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