Angry Mob Burnt 14 Fulani Herdsmen to Death in Kaduna

An angry mob has hacked about 14 Fulani herders to death in Kaduna state in retaliation for a recent attack in Godogodo by suspected herdsmen, AFP reports.

A commercial bus driver, Adamu Aliyu said he was returning to Plateau state via Kaduna with 8 passengers who were herders when his bus broke down, prompting him to go and search for a mechanic.

“While I was away a mob surrounded the vehicle and forcibly brought out the eight passengers. They hacked them to death, dumped them in the vehicle and set it ablaze,” Aliyu said.

“Another vehicle was also attacked when it stopped to refuel and all the six people were burnt to death along with the car.”

Aliyu said a riot broke out in the streets, with soldiers and police finally intervening to contain the carnage.

“When the situation calmed I returned to my vehicle and found its burnt carcass with charred remains of the passengers,” Aliyu said.

Jema’a local government chairman Bege Katuka said there was chaos the previous night with “indiscriminate” shooting renting the air.

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“On Saturday suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded Godogodo and opened indiscriminate fire on residents,” Katuka said.

“The following day youth in the area mobilised and blocked the highway, vandalising vehicles and attacking motorists,” Katuka said.

The attack was confirmed by the police.

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