Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Herdsmen kill six, injure many in Godogodo

Two weeks after 11 persons were killed by suspected herdsmen in three villages including Gododogo, in Kaduna state; six farmers were reportedly killed in Godogodo village during early morning raid by herdsmen on Saturday.

“We were told that armed Fulani men had attacked them on their farms, and a few escaped, some with bullet wounds. A search party on Sunday found them ridden with bullets and machete cuts and they were all dead,” said the source.

The names of those killed were given as Monday Hamza, 24, married with 3 children; Toma Masara, 35, married with  3 children and  Chaka (Waje) Rubutu 26years, married with 4 children, Linus (Golkofa) 20, married with  2 children; Julius (Golkofa) 19, married with a child; Boboo Okocha 18years, single and Sambo (Golkofa) 17, single.

Chairman, Kaduna State chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Dr. Haruna Usman said he is aware that there was a conflict between some farmers and herdsmen in Godogodo on June 26, where one of the herdsmen injured a farmer and the youths of the village mobilised the next day and went and burnt down the Fulani settlement in the area.

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