20 dead as Fulani herdsmen raid Kaduna villages

20 dead as Fulani herdsmen raid Kaduna villages

At least 20 people have been reported dead as suspected Fulani herdsmen sacked communities in Jema’a LGA of Kaduna State and continued to lay siege at the “conquered” areas between Saturday and today, Sunday 16 October 2016.

A surviving resident of one of the communities, Zamani Andy, narrating his ordeal, said:

“Some who tried to escape where shot or cut down with machete, the herdsmen have taken over the chiefdom, the chief is on exile, nobody know is where about as speak with you.”

Another source added:

“Saturday, around 6pm, we heard gunshots from around Anguwan Ninzon area. As people were running, women and children screaming. I saw many Fulani men carrying heavy guns and just shooting at people.

“Some houses were set on fire with people inside. If I tell you how I managed to escaped, I will say I’m lying. I just followed some old men and we ran through a bush path with shootings going on all over the town. Some were shot, but many of us escaped.”

Confirming the incident, Kaduna State PRO, Aliyu Usman, explained that 2 policemen were kileld during a raid in Godogodo community on Friday, October 14.