Angry mob in Kaduna have killed about 14 herdsmen in response to the attack on the Godogodo community over the weekend.
According to an eye witness, about 14 people were attacked and burnt to death. Commercial Bus Driver, Adamu Aliyu told AFP that eight passengers, all of whom were Fulani herders were hacked and burnt to death. He said his bus broke down in Kaduna on his way from Plateau and he had gone to look for a mechanic.
“While I was away a mob surrounded the vehicle and forcibly brought out the eight passengers. They hacked them to death, dumped them in the vehicle and set it ablaze,”
“Another vehicle was also attacked when it stopped to refuel and all the six people were burnt to death along with the car.”
“When the situation calmed I returned to my vehicle and found its burnt carcass with charred remains of the passengers,” Aliyu said.
Bege Katuka, Chairman Jema’a Local Government acknowledged that the community had been thrown into chaos with over the weekend.
“On Saturday suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded Godogodo and opened indiscriminate fire on residents. The following day youth in the area mobilised and blocked the highway, vandalising vehicles and attacking motorists,”
Kaduna state police spokesman Aliyu Usman acknowledged the Godogodo attack and the riot, but said only two people had died in the unrest.