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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

In response to the killing of 20 residents of the community by alleged Fulani herdsmen, a wild riot broke out in Jema'a LGA of Kaduna State on Sunday resulting to the death of at least 17 Fulani people.

A commercial driver who was conveying some herdsmen before the incident occurred narrated how his passengers were killed.

The driver who gave his name as Adamu Aliyu narrated:
“:I was returning from Plateau state with eight passengers, all of them Fulani herders.

"While I was away a mob surrounded the vehicle and forcibly brought out the eight passengers. They hacked them to death, dumped them in the vehicle and set it ablaze.

"Another vehicle was also attacked when it stopped to refuel and all the six people were burnt to death along with the car."
Confirming the incident, the council chairman of Jema'a Local Government, Bege Katuka, said:
"On Saturday suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded Godogodo and opened indiscriminate fire on residents.

"The following day youth in the area mobilised and blocked the highway, vandalising vehicles and attacking motorists."
 
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