Kaduna State is currently witnessing a deadly attacks by unknown gun men especially the southern part of the state. The southern part has become the epicentre of deadly insurgency, most of it inflicted by herdsmen on farming communities. This is situated within two wider contexts: Attacks by Fulani herdsmen on farming communities, and reprisals, particularly in the southern region. In these areas, whole communities have been displaced, many lives have been lost, and many of the farmers unable to plant and harvest for years. The killings has escalating historic tensions in Southern Kaduna. The insurgency has created human tragedy, surviving victims are living in very precarious situation having lost food, crops, clothing, shelter and other domestic valuables.
Residents of Southern Kaduna communities in Kaduna State have stages a protest following incessant attacks by armed Fulani herdsmen in the area calling the state Governor, Mallam Nasir El Rufai to do something to stop the killings in the part of the state.
Earlier this week, some gunmen on Monday evening invaded Gora Gan village in Zango -Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State and killed no fewer than 10 persons, including the village head which came not less than 24 hours after gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked Kukum Daji village in Kagoro chiefdom of Kaura LGA of the state . At least 21 persons were reportedly killed in that attack while scores sustained varying degrees of injuries
Chairman of Kaduna State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Joseph Hayab; and president of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), Jonathan Asake, had condemned the attacks on inhabitants of the southern Kaduna communities by gunmen while blaming the government for not arresting the situation. Also John Onaiyekan, a cardinal and Catholic archbishop of Abuja diocese, has warned the Kaduna state government against a situation where people take the laws into their hands.