Despite a curfew on Jema’a LGA of Kaduna State, armed bandits have continued to wreak havoc in the LGA. The killings and destructions continued at the weekend in Goska. The number of those killed was not made public, but many houses had been set ablaze.

Governor Nasir el-Rufai had imposed a round-the-clock curfew on Jema’a, Kaura and Zango-Kataf LGAs last week after he and his entourage were pelted with stones at Kafanchan.

The governor has expressed sympathy with the families of victims of the attacks in Goska town, Jema’a LGA, promising that the attackers would be brought to justice.

In recent times, southern Kaduna has come under attack from “Fulani herdsmen”.

The Kaduna governor shocked many recently when he stated that his government had paid foreign herdsmen to forestall further attacks on the state’s citizens.

Parts of el-Rufai’s statement on Sunday through his aide Samuel Aruwan:

“While the government and security agencies were working assiduously to block all windows to ensure that citizens throughout the three local government areas and the state at large are protected, these forces of darkness that represent evil and inhumanity struck again, killed innocent citizens, burnt their houses, injured some and terrified many…

“Government and security agencies will not be deterred; we will continue to be resilient, up and doing and courageous in tackling this unfortunate situation…

“Their tactics are to create a chasm, divide people, breed hate and prejudice and plunge the state into chaos but we will triumph over these evil forces by the grace of almighty God…

“It is also clear that resorting to self-help compounds the precarious situation thereby breeding the cycle of vicious killings. It must be clear to all by now that inciting of tit-for-tat does not help our security agencies and communities attain our quest for peace and those calling for that will also be brought to justice…

“Our deep empathy and prayers go to the families that lost their loved ones and those that lost their homes and properties. May their souls rest in peace and may God see us through this challenging time.”


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