Two hundred and four people have been killed in Southern Kaduna, in what has been described in some quarters as one of the deadliest intra tribal killings in the state.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA,) declared that the crisis has so far claimed 204 people and houses destroyed..
The clashes between Fulani herdsmen and locals in southern Kaduna have lasted months.
It is the first time a government agency is providing a figure of the attacks since they began last year.
The Catholic Church had earlier said 808 people were killed as of December 2016, a figure disputed by the Inspector General od Police Ibrahim Idris.
The Catholic Church also said 1,422 houses, 16 Churches, 19 shops, and one primary school were destroyed.
Musa Ilella, NEMA North West zonal Coordinator, said on Friday that the figure was for two Local Government Areas effected by the crisis, namely Kafanchan and Chikun LGAs.
The figure covers October, November and December, 2016 and early January, 2017, he said.
“Four districts in Kafanchan LGA namely: Linte,Goska,Dangoma and Kafanchan town recorded 194 deaths.
“Chikun LGA on the other hand recorded about 10 deaths, making a total of 204 so far,” he said.
Ilella said there was no record of any injured victim in the hospital.