Pandemonium struck in the village of Golgolfa, Godogodo Chiefdom, in Jema’a Local Government Area, LGA, of Kaduna state after suspected herdsmen attacked residents of the community.
Two persons were reportedly killed in the process while a six-year-old child also died of gunshot wounds sustained in a previous attack.
A community leader from Golgolfa who didn’t want his name to be mentioned revealed that the herdsmen stormed their village unannounced.
“On Thursday afternoon, we heard gunshots from the fringe of the village. When we rushed there we discovered that two of our people have been shot to death.
“They are: Taru Mamman, 60, father of 5 and grandfather and Batet Jonathan, 35, married with three children. Those who saw the attackers escaping said they were Fulani,” he said.
The police was also accused by community leaders of deserting the villages which were vulnerable to attacks but only patrol the highways with wailing sirens.
But in a swift reaction, ASP Aliyu Usman, Kaduna State Police Command Spokesman, who confirmed the incident denied that Police had deserted the affected communities.
“It is true and I can confirm that two people were killed in Golgofa. But it is not true that there is no police presence there. I have been in touch with Kafanchan Area Commander, and he has assured me that there are police vehicles in these villages. But we cannot be on every man’s farm. If you doubt me, go to the villages and find out by yourself.” ASP Usman said.
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