Gunmen suspected to be armed Fulani herdsmen have again unleashed terror in Kaduna on Saturday, killing 10 people as they attacked two villages in Birnin Gwari Local Government area.
The suspected armed herdsmen attacked Dangaji village and Ungwan Gajere on Friday night till Saturday morning, the Nation reports.
The gunmen reportedly down homes of the villagers after the attack, as some of the inhabitants flew to safer communities.
An eyewitness who is an inhabitant of the community in Birnin Gwari told journalists that “It is unfortunate that since on Friday night we encountered the attack of herdsmen in the village of Dangaji,” saying that “after they penetrated the village they came into other places and burnt down houses”.
“This early morning (Saturday) they went to another village, Kutemechi in Unguwan Gajere where they entered into the community killing about nine men,” he said.
The witness added, “after they burnt the villagers houses, the last victim was rushed to the hospital, but unfortunately he died on the way to the hospital. Right now, all the villagers have fled and scattered into other communities where they can find shelter”.
It was understood that a week ago, three people were kidnapped in Dangaji village but were later released after six million naira ransom was paid.
According to the eyewitness, “it was after the incident that the herdsmen now attacked the village and killed the 10 people. Many people have been taken to the general hospital in Birnin Gwari. Some were said to have died again in the hospital”.
Kaduna Police Command PPRO, ASP Mukhtar Aliyu is yet to respond to calls as at the time of filing this report.