Nigeria: Over 30 bodies found decomposing in bush

indafrica June 3, 2020
Updated 2020/06/03 at 9:31 AM

President of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, Jonathan Asake, has said that over 30 dead bodies of victims of the attacks by armed bandits in Kajuru under Southern Kaduna were decomposing in the bush.

He said security agents had not gone to the affected communities to retrieve the bodies, adding that over 60 people were still missing after the attacks.

He disclosed this at the weekend in Rimau village where many displaced victims were taking refuge at a primary school.

He faulted claims by the police that the attacks only took place in two communities (Ungwar Rana and Gonarogo) on May 12 and 13.

He revealed that over 15 communities were attacked in the area contrary to the claim by the police.

Asake said, “As of now, many of the people that were killed in the attacks, their dead bodies are still there. Four people cannot go there and recover their dead bodies.

“In fact, over 30 people that they said have been killed are still in the bush. People have not been allowed to go and recover their dead bodies for burial.

“The bodies are already decomposing and no security person has gone there to recover these bodies.”

Asake added that one of the assailants, who was identified as Audu Makau, coordinated the attack and is from Tampole also known as Laduga.

Asake vowed that Southern Kaduna Indigenes would resist any attempt by any group to displace and force them out of their lands irrespective of the worsening security challenges in the state.

When SaharaReporters contacted spokesperson for the police in the state, Muhammad Jilge, he said the information was not true and that the command was not aware of such report.

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