Boko Haram Kill over 50 in Kaduna Village ,10 in Askira Uba
By Danjuma Abdullahi in Abuja
Boko Haram ,sunday night , raided Kerewa and other villages in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state, killing over 50.
Report said they also killed 10 in Askira Uba ,Borno state.
In Kaduna state ,the Hausa Service of Voice of America ,VOA ,said even new born babies, Almajiris and others were not spared by the gunmen.
Lawmaker representing the Igabi constituency, Hon.Ibrahim told the BBC Hausa Service that Kaduna was in a state of emergency, as killing had continued unabated on daily basis.
” I was told on phone that the killers came on foot, killing the people… about 50.Children, women, were not spared, ” he said.
Kerawa village had for some time been inundated,by the kidnappers.
A native who was interviewed in the report, said there was heavy presence of the police in the area after the carnage.
He alleged that while the attack was on,a plane presumably on reconnaissance duty was sighted hovering above the sky.
According to the local, ” innalillahiwa inna ilaihrrajiun(Muslim prayer for the dead)…what happened was unprecedented… we have never seen such kind of horror in our lives..,,, “
“These killers are Boko Haram. They stormed our village killing indiscriminately… they spared nobody… the young, the old,even Almajiris are not spared.”
“They continued to shoot people, setting fire on the dead and on property. It was extremely horrific!’
” They went from one room to the other, a man and his children were killed, even new born babies.”
“We have over 50 dead now,we are yet to bury them. It will take hours to bury the dead.”
“We are appealing to the Federal Government to please, pay attention to the situation in Igabi Local Government Area ….especially Igabi west….”
” This situation is beyond their power…they will do nothing, President Buhari should come to our rescue…. Please deploy security agents that can do this work….. those earlier stationed here never stayed ….”
“We all must die one day and returned to Almighty Allah….. even the bandits were saying so.”
” The government should fear Allah…we are in a terrible situation of Innalillahiwainnailaihirrajiun…”
“If we start this funeral now, we will not finish till midnight…we saw a plane…. But it just passed like it was flying to Makkah.”
“These killers are not just bandits…. they are Boko Haram..they did not steal anything, they just kilked and burnt peoples’ belongings,’ he said.
The report said there was no official reaction from the Kaduna state Government, while the police were still investigating the matter.
The PPRO in Kaduna Command told journalists on Monday, that they were heading to the affected villages and would get back soon.