Herdsmen strike again in Kaduna, kill 7

Posted by News Express | 29 October 2016 | 2,181 times

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At least seven people have been killed and several others injured following an attack by suspected herdsmen at Kaninkon village in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The latest attack came barely two weeks after gunmen invaded Godogodo village in the same local government, killing over 40 people and burning down houses.

According to a resident of the area who spoke to Channels TV correspondent on telephone, the gunmen invaded the village on Thursday.

They killed the village head and six others.

The latest attack has ignited tension in neighbouring communities in the southern part of Kaduna state where several people have been killed by gunmen since July 2016.

Kaduna State Police Spokesman, Aliyu Usman, has confirmed the incident.

He said that more policemen have been deployed to the village and other surrounding communities in the local government. (Channels TV)

•Photo shows armed herdsmen.

Source: News Express

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