Herdsmen on revenge attack kill 6 farmers, injure many others

The victims were said to have been killed in the farm on Saturday, August 13, while many others escaped with gunshot wounds.

A nomadic man leading a herd of cows.

According to The Cable, an anonymous source gave the the names of those killed as Monday Hamza,  24,  Toma Masara, 35,  Chaka  Rubutu 26, Julius Golkofa 19,  Boboo Okocha 18 and   Sambo  James, 17.

The source said: “Last Saturday, these young  men that were killed went out as a group to their farms with a few others.

“We were told that armed Fulani men had attacked them on their farms and some of them escaped with bullet wounds.

“A search party  on Sunday found them ridden with bullets and machete cuts and they were all dead. The police took their corpses to the  mortuary in Kafanchan.”

It was gathered that thousands of the panicking villagers are now migrating to Godogodo, a neighbouring community.

“Godogodo is full  to the brim with refuges who have fled their villages seeking for safety here because it is a bigger village on the highway and has better security,” the source said.

“There is no day that someone is not killed by Fulani men around here.

“After that, the attack, they would cut down all the crops or move their  cattle into  the farm to eat the growing crops. They are going about from farm to farm, destroying our crops and killing people with their sophisticated weapons.

“There will be hunger this year because we cannot go to farm and our crops are being destroyed by the herdsmen. What they are saying is our villages are now cattle grazing reserves and they want everybody out.”

The Chairman of the Kaduna State chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, said one of the leaders of the herdsmen was previously killed, adding that they were avenging his death.

He said the herdmens are not “crazy like that” - to just kill indiscriminately.

Similarly, the herdsmen had last week attacked two villages in the state, leaving 11 people dead, and many others displaced.

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