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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

6 people have died after a farmland invasion at Godogodo Community in Jama LGA of Kaduna State by armed terrorist Fulani herdsmen on Saturday 13 August 2016. Several other people were left with serious injuries following the attack.

The names of the deceased victims were given as: Monday Hamza,  24;  Toma Masara, 35;  Chaka  Rubutu, 26; Julius Golkofa, 19;  Boboo Okocha, 18 and Sambo James, 17.

A source told newsmen:
"Last Saturday, these young  men that were killed went out as a group to their farms with a few others.

"We were told that armed Fulani men had attacked them on their farms and some of them escaped with bullet wounds.

"A search party  on Sunday found them ridden with bullets and machete cuts and they were all dead. The police took their corpses to the  mortuary in Kafanchan.

"Godogodo is full  to the brim with refuges who have fled their villages seeking for safety here because it is a bigger village on the highway and has better security. There is no day that someone is not killed by Fulani men around here.

"After that, the attack, they would cut down all the crops or move their  cattle into  the farm to eat the growing crops. They are going about from farm to farm, destroying our crops and killing people with their sophisticated weapons.

"There will be hunger this year because we cannot go to farm and our crops are being destroyed by the herdsmen. What they are saying is our villages are now cattle grazing reserves and they want everybody out."
Confirming the incident Kaduna State Police Command PRO Aliyu Usman said measures were being put in place to prevent futher attacks.
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