Bloody Christmas: 10 dead Found in Kaduna. several houses razed in Kaduna

At least 10 persons have been confirmed
dead with several houses razed as
gunmen attacked as Goska village in
Kaninkon Chiefdom of Jema’a in Kaduna
State despite of 24 hours curfew
imposed on three Kaduna State Local
Government Areas of Jema’a, Kaura and
Zango Kataf.

File photo of destruction in Kaduna

According to a local, “the Fulani
herdsmen had earlier informed the
community that they will launch an attack
on it. We didn’t take it seriously until when
they came at about 5pm on Saturday. They
encircled the village and started shooting
anybody at sight.

“That shooting continued through the
night. They killed one of the daughters of
two term member of Kaduna State House
of Assembly and a one time Chairman of
Jema’a local government, Gideon Yakubu
Morik and burnt his house and several
other houses. Only a very few houses are
left. As I speak with you, we can still hear
the gunshot.
“It was very pathetic. It was a serious
attack. While that was ongoing, they
released their cattle to feed on beans yet to
be harvested. We tried to call security
people around who were outskirt of the
village but we discovered that they don’t
have bullets. So, we are only in the hand of
God,” the local was quoted by The

Speaking on the attack, governor
Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai condemned the
attack, describing it as inhumane and
handiwork of forces of darkness.

El-Rufai empathised with the families
that lost their loved ones and charged
security agencies to redouble their
He said the attackers will not know
peace as they will be chased to their
hideouts and brought to justice.

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