October 17, 2021


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Murders south of Kaduna: 8-year-old Daina Bulus recalls her experience

Murders south of Kaduna: 8-year-old Daina Bulus recalls her experience


An 8-year-old girl, Diana Bulus, who lost her mother and brother to an alleged Fulani militia invasion in Gora Gan, in the Zangon Kataf local government area in Kaduna state, has lamented the loss of his family.

Diana Bulus, who shared her experiences, said on July 20, 2020, suspected Peul militias invaded her village and killed 11 people.

She explained that the tragedy occurred while she was at the local community market selling peanuts in the evening.

Speaking from the Mercy IDP camp in Zonkwa, in the Zangon Kataf local government area, Diana said gun noise and killings in the village still drove her to this day.

In his personal account, the child said: “I just heard a strong flurry of gunshots and people from all over the community were running shouting that the Fulani have invaded our village, calling on everyone to flee. . I thought about running to our house but decided to follow the people who were running in a different direction.

“If I begin to explain how I managed to escape unscathed, I continue to thank Almighty God for protecting me. When I remember the untimely death of my mother and our youngest child, it worries me, I have no answer as to what really happened that day.

“It really hurts me if I imagine that I can’t see my mom anymore and the newborn I work with and still play with.

Daina Bulus explained that she returned home the next morning after the sporadic shooting the night before to see her mother and brother dead and their corpses lying in the cemetery.

She said the havoc that was devastated in her community by Fulani shepherds would continue to drive her heart out for a long time.

The 8-year-old girl said she would like to return to her village and continue her school, saying life would be miserable without her mother and younger brother.

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