The victims of Monday and Tuesday’s
killings in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State reaching up to 110 were, yesterday, given mass burial.
This was confirmed by the Chairman of the local government, Mr. Emmanuel Adamu.
The National Chairman of Ninzom Progressive Youth, Mr. Bezard
Wuyah, who also confirmed the mass burial, said those buried
included an unnamed Igbo trader and his wife. The victims were
buried in a parcel of land between Gwantu Kurmi and Kobin near
the local government.
Speaking on the issue, Adamu said: “We have just finished giving
110 people mass burial this (yesterday) afternoon. We had no
choice, because their corpses were decomposing as a result of
poor facilities at the hospitals.
“However, not all the dead were given mass burial. Some families
were able to identify their loved ones, so they were allowed to take
the bodies away. I cannot give the number of bodies taken away
“All those that are injured will be treated by Sanga Local
Government free of charge. Normalcy has returned with the
beefing up of security in the area. Today (yesterday) we got eight
Toyota Hilux loads of soldiers from Kaduna, who have come to
join those already on ground.
“I want to appeal to all the people of Sanga to please forgive and
leave vengeance to Almighty God. I beg everyone to remain law
abiding, but vigilant.”
On his part, Wuyah said: “This (yesterday) afternoon, our people
who were killed without provocation were buried in a mass grave
between Gwantu Kurmi and Kobin.
“It was not only our people that were killed. I am told that an Igbo
man, who had lived long in Kobin, was killed along with his wife
and his shop burnt by the Fulani herdsmen.
“Our land has been desecrated and we are deeply mourning. We
do not expect the government to treat this with levity by taking our
peaceful and law abiding nature for granted.”
Meanwhile, the 24 hour curfew imposed on the area is still in
We pray that may their souls rest in peace.