Gunmen has suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Sunday night reportedly killed three persons among them, one Pastor Luka Ubangari of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Unguwan Anjo, near Godogodo in the Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The cleric was said to have been ambushed, shot and killed while on his motorcycle after an evangelical visit to Golkofa, also in the area.
The incident occurred a few days after the state governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, visited Godogodo and Sanga districts, in the Jema’a and Sanga local governments areas, all in the southern part of the state to appraise the attacks of suspected Fulani herdsmen in the area.
El-Rufai in the affected villages of Gada Biyu, Anjo and Godogodo penultimate Tuesday, condemned the killings, describing them as ‘senseless,’ promising to arrest the perpetrators.
A source made it known that two days after the murder of Ubangari, suspected herdsmen attacked Ningon village, six kilometre from Gwantu, headquarters of Sanga LGA, killing two persons and seriously injuring another person.
The source, who craved for anonymity, noted that their joy during the visit of the state governor to the area, turned sour as result of the latest attack.
The Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Aliyu Usman, who confirmed the incident on phone that only one person was killed.
Usman said but for the timely intervention of the police, the casualty figures would have been higher.
He said the police used armoured personnel carriers to chase the armed bandits out of the villages.