TVC N. The death toll in the attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen on the natives of Godogodo town, Jema’ah Local Government Area, Kaduna State, has hit 40, on Monday. Security expert Nnamdi Okeke also confirmed the death toll and said: ”The National President of Southern Kaduna Peoples’ Union, Solomon Musa, is of the opinion that so far, the people of the community had been able to identify not less than 40 corpses apart from the several other corpses burnt beyond recognition.
This is just as condemnation on Monday trailed the killing which took place between Saturday and Sunday.
The incident forced the interim Chairman of Jema’ah Local Government Council, Dr. Humble Katuka, to impose a 24-hour curfew on the LGA.
The Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Barnabas Bala, had described the attack as unjustifiable even as the Southern Kaduna Peoples’ Union described it as barbaric.
Bala, who addressed journalists in the wake of the attack, however, appealed for calm.
He said, “This type of attack is unjustifiable and unacceptable. Every effort is being made to restore peace to the area. We strongly appeal for support as security agencies work round the clock to make the affected area safe.”