Despite the heavy presence of security personnel in Kafanchan, gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Saturday attacked Goska village in Jema’a local government area, of Kaduna state, killing five people and burning most houses in the village.
According to Daily Post, the attackers invaded the village around 7pm on Saturday evening as villagers were preparing for evening church service to mark Christmas eve.
Though there was heavy police presence on Sunday after the attack, residents who escaped said that while the invasion was taking place, no police help came until the attackers left.
The corpse of female residents, including the 14-year-old daughter of former Chairman of Jema’a local government area, Barrister Gideon Morik, was deposited at the Kafanchan General -Hospital mortuary.
It was also gathered that four more women were killed by the assailants, in the village, which belong to Kaninkon people.
The attackers did not burn the entire town, but targeted homes of local community leaders and homes of active youths in the village which also affected other homes, villagers told our reporter.
“This celebration is to mark the coming of our saviour Jesus Christ and to thank him and express our Faith in him that everything will be alright very soon,” he said.