Suspected armed herdsmen attacked a community called Godogodo, a semi-urban settlement, in Jema’a Local Government Area, LGA, of Kaduna State between Saturday and Sunday, reportedly killing about 20.
The state police command confirmed the incident and people who escaped the carnage said the community was razed down and many people were injured.
Reports say the incident has further punctured the uneasy calm that exists between the majority Christian population of nearby Kafanchan, and the minority settler population of Hausa/Fulani Muslims in Godogodo.
The Interim Management Committee Chairman, of the local council, Humble Katuka, as part of efforts to bring the situation under control, on Sunday, announced a 24-hour curfew on the LGA.
Kafanchan is the Headquarters of Jema’a LGA, which lies about 250 kilometres South of Kaduna metropolis and also the commercial and socio-political hub of Southern Kaduna.