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.
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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