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Suspected Herdsmen attack three communities, killing 11 in Kaduna state

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Gunmen alleged to be Fulani herdsmen have invaded three villages in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna State killing eleven people and injuring many others, including women.

Eyewitnesses reported that Gida Biyu, Akwa’a and Anguwan Anjo villages were attacked by the invaders who set several houses on fire in the process.

The incident took place around 6am on Monday, setting several houses ablaze and leaving six men and three women dead. Two other men were slain in Angwam Anjo.

A witness said, “A large number of Fulani herdsmen invaded Gida Biyu, 2 km from Godogodo around 6 am on Monday and started shooting and setting houses ablaze.

“People fled in different directions. However, the police were quick to arrive and the invaders fled into the bushes. Four people were killed that day. Today after combing the bushes five more corpses were found.

“When the killers escaped from Gida Biyu, they resurfaced at Akua’a this morning and killed two people. But they did not burn any house there. The police arrived on time again, and they ran away. But this afternoon they appeared at Agwan Anjo and started shooting.

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“But by this time people have fled the village, and the police also arrived promptly. However, about an hour after when the police went to get some food in the town, the gun men launched another attack again.

“We believe that the motive of the attack is to displace us and take over our lands.‎ We are hoping that the military will join the police because we are sure that they will return, or even attack Godogodo town where our women and children are taking refuge. We need urgent help.”

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