24hour Curfew Imposed In Kaduna LGA As Herdsmen Attack Military Outpost, Killed 20

Gunmen in their hundreds, 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.

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

The bandits 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.

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.

An eyewitness said the attacks started at about 9p.m. last Saturday and lasted till the early hours of yesterday leading to killings and burning of houses.

Those who tried to escaped were said to have been shot or cut down with machete.

A community leader in the area said many villages have been sacked following the frequent attacks and killings by the herdsmen.

The community leader who spoke on condition of anonymity said: “People have abandoned their homes to other safer zones, our farm have been over run by herdsmen. We no longer go to farm again because that is suicidal.

“The government needs to take concrete steps to stop these attacks. These people are well armed; they have sophisticated weapons and we are at the their mercy.”

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, saying however that he was not in a position to confirm the casualty figure.

“As I speak, the state Police Commissioner has ordered the deployment of more units of anti-riot policemen and conventional police to the town. They should have arrived there by now.

“Last Friday, same armed men ambushed our men around Godogodo, killed two officers and fled. We shall surely get them soon,” Usman promised.


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  • vivian Ify

    Still dont know what this people want

  • chika bibian

    Anyway as the matter don reach K city baba go address am….

  • chika bibian

    What is really wrong with this herdsmen

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Saibabasaichange!deal with ds issue before e turn anoda thing,ds re ur towns men

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    What’s d problem if ds herdsmen

  • emekachilaka

    This is serious nobody is doing something about this crazy fools until

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Kaduna this time
    Hope the president addresses this issue asap.

  • Olovo Obinna

    That’s our problem and not Niger delta or ipob. ….Mr president should deal with this first because they say charity begins at home…

    • Mezzy Gilbert

      No mind am

  • badmos

    Now dat it has fall on to the military, mayb u will do what is needed.

  • So it’s illegal for me to carry a gun.. but legal for herdsmen too…i still dey talk am..naso BH take start…now wey dem for follow this issue up…na till when e escalate before government go wake up

    • Deploy SARS and DSS… That’s where they should carry out their duties…

      • Olovo Obinna

        Who go deploy them…the man who equips the herdsmen is same person that controls the security as well….na guess I guess oh

      • Cornel Nwankwo

        No be say you talk SARs need operate for that area.

      • Cornel Nwankwo

        No be only to de show power for this our side

  • WillieBravo

    Who dey give these people weapons sef? They must be highly motivated to attack the military.