Cause of Kaduna Killings: Reprisal Attack by Kataf Youths, Fulani Militias, Criminal Elements – Nigeria Army

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Nigerian Army has exposed the cause of Killings in Southern Kaduna, as well as, revealed those behind the gruesome Southern Kaduna Killings.

According to reports, the Commander of Operation Safe Haven, Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, while speaking on Tuesday, July 28 in Kaduna State revealed that the cause of killings in Southern Kaduna were a reprisal attack perpetrated by the Kataf youths, the Fulani militias and the criminal elements of both sides.


Okonkwo while revealing those behind the killings in the Southern part of the state, made the disclosure to reporters following a security meeting attended by the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, at the State Government House on Tuesday.

This reliable online news platform also understands that representatives of security agencies in the state were present at the meeting.

The commander in his submission admonished the media as well for being one-sided in the narrative of conflicts in the state, which many have engendered ethnic cleansing.


“What we have were attacks on some communities and reprisal attacks. The reports are not balanced.

“Perhaps, most of the media houses don’t know, both sides are actually involved,” Okonkwo noted.

“You have Kataf youths, Fulani militias and the criminal elements of both sides. Some people are also leveraging on the security situation to perpetuate their criminal activities, aside communities involved in the crisis,’’

According to him “any incident is enough to spark off crisis in that area, there have been lingering disputes and animosity.”