Southern Kaduna Voices

June 5th attack on four adara villages

Following Sunday 5th June 2022 attacks on four Adara villages in Kajuru LGA in Southern Kaduna, IDPs from Maikori village yesterday paid a Save-our-Soul (SoS) visit to the National Secretariat of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) to brief the President of SOKAPU, Hon Jonathan Asake on a Helicopter that attacked them and aided the invading armed herdsmen to kill and burn down their village.

They also came to seek relief materials for their starving kinsmen as the government had not come up with anything to assist their sufferings.
The first top picture is Rev. Denis Sani of 1st ECWA Church, Maikori which was burnt down in the three hours operation the killer herdsmen carried out in the village. He gave a vivid account of how the gun-mounted helicopter came and fired at them as they were about to rout the enemy at the entrance of their village. He insisted that the Helicopter came to assist the invaders.

The second picture is that of Rifkatu James, who also collaborated on what the Rev said. She said the Helicopter also came solely to attack the natives as it did not go near where the armed herdsmen could be seen on their bikes with their guns.

Bottom left is Rev Sani displaying a bullet and a wound on the lower left knee of 18-year-old Shedrack Joshua where a bullet fired from the helicopter grazed passed.

The middle picture at the bottom is relieved materials donated by SOKAPU being downloaded at Maraban Kajuru, where some of the IDPs are taking refuge.

Bottom left is the President of Adara Development Association (ADA) Mr. Dio Maisamari addressing the IDPs in Kajuru.
At least 32 persons were killed in the attack that lasted for six hours when Dogon Noma, Anguwan Sarki, and Maikori were invaded. Many are still missing.

Luka Biniyat