The death toll from last Saturday’s attack on the village of Goska, near Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area, LGA, of Kaduna State has risen from five to 11, village sources told Vanguard.
However, the Kaduna State Police Command said it was yet to ascertain the death toll. Goska Village, Kaduna afer the Mayhem by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
This is just as Governor Nasir el-Rufai has condemned the attack carried out despite a 24-hour curfew imposed on the area, saying the assailants would not know peace.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari is silent on the ongoing violence in southern Kaduna because Governor el-Rufai is handling it, Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said yesterday, in television programme.
Citing Nigeria’s federal structure, Mr. Adesina said there was no need for Buhari to speak since el-Rufai was “on top of the matter.”
This came as Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, said Governor el-Rufai should be held responsible for the violence. A community leader in Goska, who spoke to Vanguard on condition of anonymity, corroborated other villagers who claimed that the death toll had risen to 11, lamenting that the town was left in ruins by the invaders, said to be herdsmen.
He said: “There is a large presence of police in Goska now. But as far as we are concerned, it means nothing to us. They have burnt the whole town and destroyed our possession. This morning, (yesterday) we counted 11 persons killed, about 15 injured. “We are still looking for four boys and two women. So, it does not matter whether the police are here or not. They have done their worst.”