John Shiklam in Kaduna
Six people have been killed allegedly by Fulani herdsmen in Godogodo, Jama’a local government area of Kaduna state.
The victims who were mainly young people were said to have been attacked in the farm last Saturday.
The herdsmen were said to have launched the attack on the farm, killing six people while several others were said to have escaped with wounds from gunshots.
A community leader and a relation of one of the deceased who craved for anonymity gave the names of those killed as Monday Hamza, 24, Toma Masara, 35, Chaka Rubutu 26, Julius Golkofa 19, Boboo Okocha 18 and Sambo James, 17.
According to the community leader, “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. “
He said the incident had created fear and apprehension among surrounding villages with thousands of people migrating to Godogodo for fear of being attacked by the herdsmen.
“As I am talking to you, Godogodo is full to the brim with refugees 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 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