Not fewer than five persons were allegedly ambushed and killed by Fulani herdsmen on Saturday at a security outpost in Godogodo in Jema’a LGA of Kaduna State.
- Interim Chairman of the Council, Dr. Bege Katuka, who confirmed this on Sunday said, the deceased who were residents of the area met their untimely death while they accompanied the police in an attempt to repel the attackers.
The Chairmam said the herdsmen in an attempt to lay siege at the security outpost in Godogodo around 5pm on Saturday were sighted by one of the police who immediately beckoned on his colleagues.
He said while the police chased the herdsmen in gunfire exchange, the youths who accompanied them were ambushed and five persons were killed while one other was still missing.
“Unfortunately, the youths followed the police unarmed and were ambushed while they returned from the chase,” he said.
Bege urged members of the community to be vigilant and report any suspected persons to the security operative, adding, “the State government would not relent in its fight against such acts of terrorism as additional security personnel would be deployed to ensure safety of lives and property”.
He assured the security operatives that arrangements were concluded to boost their operative manpower and welfare.
Meanwhile, the Sarkin Hausawa of Godogodo, Mallam Suleiman Ibrahim lamented shortage of security operatives and urged the government to deploy additional men to guarantee their safety.
The suspected Fulani herdsmen have continued to ravage Godogodo community and neighbouring villages as scores of lives have been lost to the attacks while properties worth millions destroyed.