The Kaduna state government is out on a hunt for Haruna Shettima, the alleged mastermind of the onslaught by Fulani militia on Kauru local government in the state.
No fewer than forty lives were lost to the invasion, and properties including farmlands destroyed.
Tesem Akende reports that three communities dominated by the Chawai people were a week ago invaded by armed men of Fulani extraction.
The small town, Chawai is situated in Kauru, a local government in the Southern part of Kaduna state. Trouble started after a farm land was encroached on by one Haruna Shettima who came to settle with his cattle.
The locals directed him to relocate, but their request fell on deaf ears.
The Chawai people then resorted to use of force, and two cows were killed in the process.
Haruna reportedly fled, only to return with mercenaries at about 2am to unleash mayhem on the people.
No fewer than 40 people were sent to early graves, and properties including farm lands destroyed.
This gathering, many of whom are now displaced, wait patiently for a visit by the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai .
But prior to his arrival, some Fulani natives come around. That doesn’t go well with the Chawai people, and it takes the intervention of security personnel to restore the peace.
Normalcy returned, and El-rufai soon arrives on board a helicopter and was well received by the people who did not hesitate to express how they feel.
The Kaduna governor prays for the repose of the lost souls and promises that the security agencies have been tasked to produce Haruna, and ensure justice is meted on him.