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Fulani herdsmen attack military outpost in Kaduna, kill 20 people

17 October 2016, 17:00

Kaduna - Gunmen believed to be Fulani herdsmen at the weekend invaded Godogodo and neighbouring villages in Jama’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State killing 20 people, reports Thisday

Several others were said to have sustained injuries from gunshots and machete cuts. 

The bandits who were in their hundreds were said to have embarked on the onslaught after attacking a military outpost in Godogodo area where many of the villagers were killed after which other some neighbouring villages were raided  and  several houses burnt.

 Also read: Suspected Fulani herdsmen hack pastor to death

The incident led to the declaration of a 24-hour curfew by the  interim management committee of Jama’a Local Government Area declared  following tension
Chairman of the interim management committee, Dr Humble Katuka, who imposed the curfew  directed residents to remain indoors pending when the situation is brought under control.

Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command,  Aliyu Usman, said  there had been an invasion of Godogodo by some hoodlums.

He also confirmed  that some parts of the town was burnt down, buy said he was not in a position to confirm the casualty figure.

- News 24


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