Gunmen in Kaduna, Kill 11, Injure Many

August 2, 2016, 3:41 pm

No fewer than eleven people were reportedly  killed on Monday and Tuesday as gunmen, suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen, invaded three villages, namely Gada Biyu, Akwa'a and Anguwan Anjo in Jema'a local government area of Kaduna state. Several other people were said to have been  injured.

Kaduna State Police Command spokesperson, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Aliyu Usman, who confirmed the incident, said he was yet to get the details of the attack adding that the situation had been brought under control.
 A resident of one of the villages however said "fulani men in a large  number invaded Gada Biyu, 2 km from Godogodo around 6 am on Monday morning and started shooting and burning down houses.

"People fled in different directions. However, the police were quick to arrive and the invaders fled into the bush.

"Four people  were killed that day. Today (Tuesday) after combing the bush five more corpses were found.

“When the killers escaped  from Gida Biyu, they resurfaced at Akua’a this morning and killed two people. But they did not burn any house there. The Police arrived on time again, and they ran away. But this afternoon they appeared at Agwan Anjo and started shooting. 

"But by this time people have fled the village, and the police also arrived promptly. However, about an hour after when  the police went to get some food in the town, the gun men launched another attack again.  

“We believe that the motive of the attack is to displace us and take over our lands.‎ We are hoping that the military will join the police because we are sure that they will return, or even attack Godogodo town where our women and children are taking refuge. We need urgent help".


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