Just In: Tension Brews In Southern Kaduna Over Killing Of Herdsmen On Saturday

THERE might be fresh renewal of violence in Southern Kaduna if urgent steps are not taken to calm down the current tension brewing in the area.

Report has it that two Fulani herdsmen were alleged gunned down yesterday afternoon in Southern Kaduna‎

The herdsmen were reportedly shot while herding cattle in Anguwan Yashi village in Jema”a local government area.

The two herdsmen killed are Anas Shuaibu, 20, and Yahaya Musa, 14, this is according to Premium Times which quoted the National Assistant Secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Ibrahim Abdullahi.‎

Mr. Abdullahi however called on the Fulani community in the area -not to take the laws into their hands and allow the security agencies do their job”.

He also appealed to the attackers to -please give peace a chance”

The spokesperson of the police in the state, Aliyu Othman, confirmed the incident and said nine persons have already been arrested in connection with the killing.

He said the police was proceeding with investigation of the murder.

Over 200 people have been killed in the last few months in Southern Kaduna in clashes between herdsmen and largely farming communities.

The Kaduna State Government has embarked on several peace initiatives to help check the violence while the federal government has also agreed to establish two army bases in the area to maintain peace.‎