Six killed; scores injured as women protest over attack on Kona

 Monday night by the state government.

Six persons have been mentioned been killed even as thirty-two others have been additionally injured in an assault launched by way of suspected herdsmen Monday night time on Janibanibu a Kona community close to Jalingo beneath Ardo Kola nearby authorities area of the country.

The killings raised tension and brought about influx of fleeing victims into Jalingo, the kingdom capital caused the imposition of 14 hours curfew late Monday night time by means of the country government.

Some of those that fled the affected community and spoke on condition of anonymity said six bodies have been recovered Tuesday morning and are to receive mass burial.

In their separate money owed, many houses have been razed by using the marauders even as their assets had been leveled to rubbles.

Contacted, spokesman of the state Police Command, DSP David Misal advised newsmen that 5 people had been killed inside the assault.

The attackers which he referred to as bandits were armed and attacked the villages on motorcycles.

He added that security has been beefed up to ensure compliance to the curfew and avert further attacks.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Darius Ishaku late Monday night said the Curfew which is from 4 pm to 6 am will be in force till further notice.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Kona women on Tuesday took to the streets to draw attention to the continuous killings of their husbands and children.

The aggrieved women who were dressed in black to mourn the deceased decried the encroachment of their ancestral homes by armed marauders.

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They also demanded the release of their youths who they claimed were arrested by security operatives.

The procession which started from Kona lasted for hours and was terminated at Nukkai, a suburb of Jalingo.

However, it was observed that Kasuwan Bera, a popular market in the metropolis has become a shadow of itself, as most traders who live in the sacked villages have deserted it.

Updated: June 19, 2019 — 8:10 am

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