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Fulani herdsmen: Curfew Imposed On Kaduna As Herdsmen Kill 20 in Godogodo

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Fulani herdsmen: Curfew Imposed On Kaduna As Herdsmen Kill 20 in Godogodo

Fulani herdsmen: Curfew Imposed On Kaduna As Herdsmen Kill 20 in Godogodo

A 24-hour-curfew has been imposed on Jema’ah Local Government Area of Kaduna State, following the killings of about 20 people by the Fulani herdsmen in the area at the weekend.

The Chairman of the Interim Management Committee of the Council, Dr. Humble Katuka made this known on Monday, saying that the government will arrest anybody roaming the town with the intention of wreaking havoc.

Between Saturday and Sunday, investigation revealed that over 20 persons, including two policemen were killed when the herdsmen invaded the Godogodo town in Kaduna State.

Godogodo is the commercial nerve centre of the local government and it is about 12 Kilometers to Kafanchan.

Sources said that the herdsmen invaded the place with various arms, and did not leave until they wounded many and killed over 20.

“In the inferno, many lost their lives while some who tried to escape were shot or hacked down by the Fulani herdsmen,” the source said.

Confirming the crime, the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, Aliyu Usman said that two policemen were killed in the crisis while some were seriously injured.

Usman said the Kaduna State Police Command had deployed more units of mobile and conventional policemen in the place.

Usman stated that it was true that some buildings in the town had been burnt by a group of hoodlums who invaded the area at the weekend.

He could not say specifically if the hoodlums were Fulani herdsmen, Usman stated that the police command had deployed more officers to in the place to provide security.

However, the Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association, Kaduna State Chapter, Dr. Haruna Usman, said that he was not aware of any attack by his members.

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