The herdsmen have attacked Jema’a local government council area of Kaduna state on Saturday, October 15, around 6 pm and over 20 persons were killed in the attack including security personnel in Godogodo chiefdom.
According to the information, the herdsmen took over of the Godogodo chiefdom on Saturday, attacked a military outpost then advanced to other villages and killed about 20 people and burnt several houses in the area.
A 24 hour curfew has been imposed on the entire local government to control the situation.
Mr Zamani Andy, a survivor said:
“Some who tried to escape where shot or cut down with machete, the herdsmen have taken over the chiefdom, the chief is on exile, nobody know is where about as speak with you.”
“Last Saturday, around 6pm, we heard gunshots from around Anguwan Ninzon area. As people were running, women and children screaming. I saw many Fulani men carrying heavy guns and just shooting at people.
“Some houses were set on fire with people inside. If I tell you how I managed to escaped, I will say I’m lying. I just followed some old men and we ran through a bush path with shootings going on all over the town. Some were shot, but many of us escaped.”