Residents of Golgolfa village, Godogodo Chiefdom, in Jema’a Local Government Area, LGA, of Kaduna state weekend alleged that herdsmen invaded their community killing two persons while a six-year old child also died of gunshot wounds from previous attacks by herdsmen.
The community leaders also accused the police police of deserting the villages which were vulnerable to attacks but only patrol the highways with wailing sirens Kaduna State Police Command Spokesman, ASP Aliyu Usman confirmed the killings of the two men, but denied that Police had deserted the affected communities.
Speaking to Saturday Vanguard on grounds that his name would not be mentioned.
A community leader from GolKofa said: “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.
Meanwhile, six-year-old Ruth Daniel, a primary one pupil, from Ningon Gari, in Gwantu Village, also died from injuries she sustained after alleged armed herdsmen invaded the village and killed two on August 21st 2016.
According to a local leader in the community who chose to remain anonymous, “The night the attackers came, they shot at everywhere and the bullet hit the girl in the stomach.
It affected her intestine and she was rushed to Kafanchan General Hospital.
“The Local Government Chairman said he would help, but no assistance came. Her parent sold off all their crops and everything the poor farmers could raise, but they could not raise enough for her treatment. So she died yesterday at the general hospital,” he said.
In his reaction, Kaduna State Police Spokesman.
ASP Aliyu Usman said:-
“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.”