Gunmen suspected to be armed Fulani herdsmen unleashed terror in Kaduna on Saturday, when they attacked two villages in Birnin Gwari Local Government area.
The Nation gathered that 10 people were killed and scores of victims rushed to a General Hospital.
The suspected armed herdsmen reportedly attacked Dangaji village and Ungwan Gajere on Friday night till Saturday morning.
The gunmen as gathered by Correspondent burnt 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.
According to him, “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 also gathered that a week ago, about three people were kidnapped in Dangaji village and six million naira ransom was paid before the they released the three victims. Most of them are farmers.
The eyewitness said, “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”.
He said military reinforcement tried to get to the affected areas, “but before they could get there the herdsmen had disappeared”.
Meanwhile, Kaduna Police Command PPRO, ASP Mukhtar Aliyu did not respond to calls put across to him.
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