It was a tragic weekend for the natives of the village of Kerewa in the local government region of Igabi, Kaduna state, when suspected bandits attacked the village, killing more than 50 people.
A report from Voice of America, VOA, Hausa Service, watched by reporters in Kaduna, said that even the newborns, Almajiris and others were not spared from the gunmen. The report says that the village of Kerawa has long suffered incalculable hardship at the hands of the kidnappers. A native interviewed in the report said there was a strong police presence in the area after the carnage. He alleged that during the attack, an aircraft presumably on reconnaissance was seen hovering above the sky. According to the local, “innalillahiwa inna ilaihrrajiun (Muslim prayer for the dead) … what happened was unprecedented … we have never seen this kind of horror in our lives .. ,,,” “These killers are Boko Haram. They stormed our village, killing indiscriminately … they spared no one … the young, the old, even the Almajiris were not spared.”
“They continued to shoot people, setting fire to the dead and property. It was extremely horrible! “They went from room to room, a man and his children were killed, even newborn babies. “We have more than 50 dead now, we still have to bury them. It will take hours to bury the dead. “We ask the federal government to be careful, to pay attention to the situation in the local government region of Igabi…. Especially west Igabi…. ” “This situation is beyond their power … they will do nothing, President Buhari should come to our rescue …. Please deploy security guards capable of doing this job ….. those who were previously stationed here never stayed … “” We all have to die one day and return to Allah the Almighty … even the bandits said so. ” “The government should fear Allah … we are in a terrible situation of Innalillahiwainnailaihirrajiun …” “If we start this funeral now, we will not finish before midnight … we saw a plane … But it is just passed like he was flying to Mecca. ” “These killers are not just bandits…. they are Boko Haram … they did not steal anything, they just killed and burned people’s property, “he said. The report says there has been no official reaction from the government of State of Kaduna, while police are still investigating the case