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The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has confirmed the attacks on Saturday and Sunday in Goska, Kaninkon chiefdom of Jema’a Local Government Area of the state, describing them as the handiwork of forces of darkness.

The attacks in Goska occurred in spite of a 24-hour curfew the state government imposed on Jema’a and two other local governments in Kaduna. The other local governments are Zangon-Kataf and Kaura.

President Muhammadu Buhari had also endorsed the curfew after a closed door meeting with Mr. El-Rufai.

The curfew was put in place to prevent violent attacks like the one that occurred in Goska. It was announced a day after an attack by demonstrators in Kafanchan on the governor and his officials after a state security council meeting in the town.

The demonstrators had pelted the convoy of Mr. El-Rufai with stones before razing down the official residence of the local government chairman. They accused the government of not doing enough to stop the attacks by suspected herdsmen on their communities.

Mr. El-Rufai, in a statement on Sunday by his spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, expressed sympathy with the families that lost loved ones in the renewed attack. Although the details of the attacks and the casualty were not stated, the governor charged security agencies to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“While the government and security agencies were working assiduously to block all windows to ensure that citizens throughout the three local government areas and the state at large are protected, these forces of darkness that represent evil and inhumanity struck again, killed innocent citizens, burnt their houses, injured some and terrified many”, the governor stated.

“Government and security agencies will not be deterred, we will continue to be resilient, up and doing and courageous in tackling this unfortunate situation.

“Their tactics are to create a chasm, divide people, breed hate and prejudice and plunge the state into chaos but we will triumph over these evil forces by the grace of almighty God”.

Mr. El-Rufai said the government would “continue to be firm and decisive” in its efforts to suppress the attackers and restore peace in the state.

He urged the people of the state to come together “irrespective of religion, ethnicity and political inclinations” to confront the attackers.
“They become stronger only when our people are divided instead of coming together to weaken and neutralize them and the evil they represent and to free our humanity from their devilish act”, he stressed.

“It is also clear that resorting to self-help compounds the precarious situation thereby, breeding the cycle of vicious killings. It must be clear to all by now that inciting of tit-for-tat does not help our security agencies and communities attain our quest for peace and those calling for that will also be brought to justice”.

He said he had directed the State Emergency Management Agency to take inventory of those affected and also bring relief materials to assist the victims of the attack.

“Our deep empathy and prayers go to the families that lost their loved ones and those that lost their homes and properties. May their souls rest in peace and may God see us through this challenging time,” the statement concluded.

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  1. APC Government is a curse on Nigeria...Pastor Adeboye praised Fayose for protecting his people against Herdsmen attacks, APC raise all manners of criticism...Now, the same Herdsmen are terrorising the Kaduna people...We are awaiting the response from our dear APC members...Well, as events are unfolding...

  2. Is there any more doubt that the new strategy of the Buhari group is to wipe out Christianity from the North? A governor that paid killer squared that the President refused to send the army after but sent 98000 military to Rivers state for a mere legislative re-run election because he wanted to control the oil states of the Niger Delta. A shameful government that have no place to hide.

  3. Hell Rufai is a sadist of the highest order. He is responsible for all the attacks in southern Kaduna. He sponsors herdsmen in the name of assuaging them. If this attacks were in the northern Kaduna side the whole Nigerian troops would have been mobilised there. Yeye governor

  4. In all honesty Buhari can never ever swear to God that he doesn't know what is happening to the Christian North. Its a pity that Gowan and co are keeping quiet to the annihilation of Christians in the north. My advice to Gowan and co is to lead their people into Muslim faith. Useless generals

  5. Where are the APC apologists on this platform, Where is that Old fool who called himself apc chairman in Ekiti State ? Now you see reasons for that commendations from Adeboye to Fayose. A sane governor unlike el -rufai,would have protected his citizens from these assaillants called fulanis. Yeye people in stupid APC govt. Mr Pat.

  6. Let it be known to the whole world. You claimed you want to protect lives & properties in southern KD thereby imposing a 24hrs curfew in Jama'a, Kaura & Zango Kataf L.G.As. What kind of a Gov. are you, protecting where nothing is practically happening & leaving the villages surrounding Kafanchan e.g Goska, G/Waya, Godogodo etc to suffer the fulani ungodly attacks without any security measures put in place to protect the people in those areas & their properties?
    As far as we the indigenous people of S.K are concerned, you only do your best to protect your fulani so-called brothers & sisters, forgetting you said your govt is for both Christians & Muslims.
    Just know that no evildoer goes unpunished & your own case won't be different.



  7. These communities should each form and arm vigilante groups to protect themselves since government has proved itself incapable of protecting the citizens. You are not trees that will stand and wait until you are completely eliminated!

  8. wel APC can do any thing evil,buhari never understand what it mean to be a democrate ,,why not send the efcc,dss,the army and sss after all these Fulani killers ,but he knows how to sent the efcc,army dss .courts ,sss ,customs ,all security agens after people who are not APC ,,,, the present gov should know that some of the security agents are being affected in one way or the other


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