Communities in Kuje Area Council of the FCT under siege by suspected Fulani herdsmen

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Darka community and two other villages in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, have been attacked thrice within a week.

They attacked Darka Village on Sunday, November 13 where a  28-year old man, Zakariyya Nuhu, was killed and six people were kidnapped

A neigbouring village of Huni-Gade was also attacked last  Thursday, four persons were abducted.
Again, last Saturday, the same Darka village was reportedly attached by the same armed men, killing two people and injuring two others. Four people were also believed to have been kidnapped. The two villages under siege are in Kuje Area Council Area.

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Spokesperson of the Coalition of FCT Indigenous Associations, Mr. Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, said he was still in the affected community as at Press time. However, he said: “There was a fresh attack in the village. The terrorists have even threatened to return if they were not given N150 million by the villagers as ransom. I am in the village with some other people. FCT Police Command has deployed some security agents in the affected communities.

“We wrote a petition to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP). On Saturday, four additional people were kidnapped by the suspected terrorists. The name of the village is Darka.

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“During the attack, two people were killed in the process. One of them died instantly. The other died later in the hospital from bullet wounds. There are three other people in the hospital who were shot and are receiving treatments.

“We suspect that these people are Boko Haram members. The kind of sophisticated weapons will scare you. This is the fourth attack happening in the area in two months.

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