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Goska Kanikon: Many Feared Killed In Fresh Attack

Many persons are said to have been killed on Saturday 24 when heavily armed men attacked Goska Kanikon village in Jemaa Local Government area of Kaduna.

The latest attack is coming barely 4 days after indigenes of southern Kaduna staged a protest in Kafanchan, the headquarters of Jemaa Local Government Area against the continuous killing of their people by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

An indigene of the area who witnessed the incident Saturday evening told Channels TV that the heavily armed gunmen invaded the village at about 6:000pm. local time opened fire on the residents and also set houses on fire.

The witness further said that ‘many villagers have fled their homes to neighbouring communities’ while there is no presence of security operatives in Goska.

The attack is happening on a day that both the General Officer Commanding One Division of the Nigerian Army and the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police visited Kafanchan to assess the progress of troop operations in Southern part of Kaduna State where most of the attacks occurred.

Goska Kanikon community is about 8 kilometres from Kafanchan, the headquarters of Jemma Local Government Area of Kaduna.

Meanwhile, spokesman for the Kaduna police command, Usman Aliyu, said that he was not aware of the fresh attack, but promised to confirm and give further information about the incident.


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