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Death toll in Kaduna killings hits 11

27 December 2016, 19:34

Kaduna -  The death toll in the Goska attack carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen between Saturday and Sunday in Kaduna State has risen from five to 11, Punch reports.

The source, who is a community leader in Goska, some few kilometres away from Kafanchan, Jema’ah Local Government Area of Kaduna State, also said four boys and two women, all indigenes of the village, were still missing after the raid on the village.

This was just as troops from the One Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, intercepted and arrested two men carrying live ammunition in Kagoma Chiefdom, Jaba Local Government Area in Southern Kaduna on Monday.

Meanwhile, the GOC, Maj. Gen. Adeniyi Oyebade, has ordered immediate deployment of troops in Ninte, a Southern Kaduna community where renewed attacks were being carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

The two middle aged men were said to be driving in a maroon Volkswagen vehicle, through the front of the Chief of  Kagoma’s palace when troops nabbed them.

The arrest coincided with the visit of the GOC to the Chief of Kagoma.

Oyebade, who gave the order for the deployment of troops during a meeting he had with the youths of the area, assured the villagers that the Army would carry out its duty without “taking side.”

A community leader at Goska, who pleaded anonymity, said the presence of heavily armed police operatives in the area made no difference as the suspected herdsmen had a field day killing and razing houses in the village.

News24 previously reported that gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have attacked four communities in Chawai Chiefdom of Kamaru Ward in Kauru local government of Southern Kaduna

The villages attacked ‎were Ungwan Rimi, Kitakum, Ungwan Magaji and Kigam all in Kauru LGA.

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