The Chawai Development Association (CDA), in Kaduna State, on Wednesday, condemned the killing of several people in the community by suspected bandits.
In a statement by the President, Chawai Development Association (CDA) Chief Abel Habila Adamu, he said the bandits’ intention was to erase the entire communities in its chiefdom.
According to the statement, despite ongoing peace talk between the herders and the natives of host communities, peace seems to be elusive owing to continuous attacks on the people of Ungwan, Rimi Ungwan, Magaji and Kitagum.
He listed the names of those killed in different communities within his chiefdom as: Daniel Sunday-47, Andrew John-27, Ariko Adi-28, Jummai Thomas-87, Monday Gani-29, John Amah-52, David Amah-63 (a retired civil servant), Malu David-31, Moris Kure-53, Ravo Agah-61, Sati Ringo-39.
Others include Danladi Adaraso-56, Monday Yerima-55, Tupac John-40, Malu Vulah-45, Lydia Danladi-30 and Mary Danladi-27.
The statement further said 52 houses were burnt in Ungwan Rimi, 32 in Kitakum, eight in Ungwan Makera communities, just as several motorcycles were burnt, while the bandits took away two other motorcycles
While condoling with the families of the victims, he appealed to the residents to remain calm.