Three people were reportedly killed on Monday in a fresh attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Gerti village in Jama’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
A councillor representing Kaninkon Ward, Christopher Yakubu Philip, who confirmed this to journalists in a telephone interview said the victims were busy with their farm work, when armed herdsmen opened fire at them and killed three of them on the spot.
The incident occurred at about 8:00am when the victims, a man and his son were working on the farm.
He added that “One person managed to escape and came to alert the community. The soldiers on security duty, accompanied by some youth went to the scene of the incident and recovered the corpses.
“Upon hearing news of the incident, others who were in their farms were asked to return home to avoid the bandits since nobody knew the direction they were going.
“This attack is very unfortunate and it is a set back to our people, especially, coming in farming season.” The Councillor said.
He called on security agencies to do everything possible to fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act and bring them to justice.
“Our people are mainly farmers and if this kind of attack is allowed to continue, it will be difficult for them to go to their farms, so I appeal to the government to take necessary steps to further boost security,” he said.
The Kaduna state police command is however yet to confirm the report.
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