With the final results of Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections yet to be announced, some armed men have reportedly burnt houses in Angwan Barde village, Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state.
A community leader, who pleaded anonymity, told TheCable that the attackers were on their way to a nearby community to unleash more mayhem.
“Gunmen are presently killing and burning of housing in Angwan Barde now. They are done attacking Ungwan Barde, they are now advancing towards the next village which is Sabon Gida,” he told the newspaper.
The killings started with some attacks on farmers in the area on Saturday, he said.
“They started isolated attacks yesterday. Someone voted and went to his farm and he was killed. Five people went to search for him and they were also attacked one of them was killed and four came back alive. I am not in a position to give you casualty figures until the situation is calm, I don’t want to give wrong figures.”
This comes barely 12 days after 40 people were killed and several houses burnt in Karamai village in the same Kajuru local government area.
The Kaduna state police command is yet to confirm the latest attack.
The first attack on the Angwan Barde was on February 11, when suspected herdsmen invaded the village at midnight and killed 11 people.
That led to reprisals and many people were killed.
Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai had claimed that 130 people were killed.