Inhabitants of Adara community in the southern part of Kaduna State have said that about 32 persons lost their lives in an alleged helicopter-aided attack by terrorists, who razed houses, including the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) church in the area.
Adara leaders said more bodies were discovered in bushes around the villages attacked by terrorists in helicopters.
The National President of Adara Development Association (ADA), Awemi Maisamari, stated, Wednesday: “The pogrom against Adara nation rages on. In the latest tragedy, Ungwan Gamu, Dogon Noma, Ungwan Sarki, and Maikori villages near Maro in Kajuru Local Council were attacked on Sunday, June 5, 2022.
“The death toll this morning (Wednesday) is 32, as villagers comb surrounding bushes for more bodies. Seven were found this morning decomposing.”
According to him, the attack started around noon and lasted until around 06:00 p.m. unchallenged by the state. It was carried out by Fulani terrorists on 150 motorcycles carrying three armed persons each.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Mohammed Jalige, did not respond to telephone calls from The Guardian for comments on the Adara attack.
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The District Head of Kufena, Titus Dauda, told Channels Television that the attacks occurred on Sunday and that 32 people lost their lives while a church and several houses were destroyed in the process.
Dauda added that the bandits, in their large numbers, first attacked Dogon Noma in the early hours of Sunday morning and killed several people, mostly men, before proceeding to Ungwan Gamu and Maikori villages, where they also killed people and burnt down houses.
The district head further disclosed that the victims had been laid to rest while the residents have deserted the affected communities due to fear of being attacked.
Reacting, Apostle Suleman urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to extend the deadline for the registration of Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs.
In a tweet, the cleric called on Nigerians to ensure they get their PVCs and vote en masse.
According to Suleman: “Terrorists now use helicopters? Who gave them the flight clearance?
“It’s obvious now that Christians are not safe in Nigeria. @inecnigeria extend the deadline pls
“Everyone, get your PVC; God won’t do what you should do!”