Not less than six persons have been confirmed killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in a fresh attack in Golkofa village in Godogodo chiefdom, Jema’a local government area.
Information from the area reveals that the incident happened within the weekend as a report was made to the security operatives Saturday night that six persons were missing in the village and upon search, their bodies were found in the bush Sunday evening.
An eyewitness account, Hosea said he saw the corpse of one of the victims with gun shots while the remaining bodies are yet to be recovered.
The Interim Chairman of the local government area, Dr. Bege Katuka also confirmed the incident when he said that the bodies of the deceased were recovered two kilometers away from the village.
“While the security continues to do its best, we urge the people to be security conscious and be vigilant,” Katuka urged the people.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Aliyu Usman said it is unfortunate that the incident happened in a different spot from the previous killings but within the same chiefdom.
According to him, “Yes we confirmed six dead. If you are in the area you will observe that our men are there doing what they have been asked to do. It is unfortunate that this happens outside the earlier three villages that were attacked.
“I want to appeal to people in the area to avoid isolated areas. We are doing all we can to protect the people in the state. But people too should help us by cooperate with us,” the PPRO said.
It would be recalled that two weeks ago alleged Fulani herdsmen invaded three villages of Godogodo Chiefdom, Jema’a local government area of Kaduna State, leaving 12 persons dead.
Meanwhile, information has it that corpse of the dead persons have since been deposited at the morgue in General hospital, Kafanchan just as security have been beefed up in the area.