Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have launched an attack on Golkafa Village in Godogodo Chiefdom of Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing six villagers while many sustained varying degrees of injury.
Eyewitness told the Nigerian Tribune that the attack took place on Saturday and Sunday.
Findings gathered that the recent attack occurred two weeks after some villages in the chiefdom were attacked in which 11 people were killed .
As of the time of filing this report, the villagers had deserted the village for refuge in nearby towns and villages.
When contacted the police image maker, Aliyu Usman said: “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.
“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 the people too should help us by cooperating with us.”
Meanwhile, the caretaker committee chairman of Jema’a Local Government Area, Dr Bege Katuka, disclosed that the bodies of the victims were recovered in a bush, which he said, is about two kilometres away from the village.
The caretaker chairman added that a report was made to the security operatives on Saturday night when the villagers discovered that six persons were missing in the village, saying upon search, their bodies were found in the bush on Sunday evening.
He then urged the people to desist from doing anything in isolated places for now, given the volatile nature of the area.
“While the security continues to do its best, we urge the people to be security conscious and be vigilant,” he stated.
The bodies of the persons, according to the council boss, had since been deposited at the morgue at the General Hospital in Kafanchan.