Two men, a father and his son, were killed last night in the troubled town of Zonkwa in Southern Kaduna by unknown Fulani herdmen, security personnel in Abuja have told SaharaReporters.
Another woman survived the attack by sheer luck, escaping with several gun wounds. She is receiving treatment in a hospital.
The source said the attackers also set a house ablaze and hurriedly escaped before the community could mount a response. The attack has created new tension and panic in the area, as more security re-enforcements have been dispatched there in order to prevent reprisals by irate youths.
SaharaReporters also confirmed the attack from a source in the area, Yunana Kantiyok, who said that two corpses were recovered. He added that irate youths have invaded the bush in search of the suspects.
He said, “We will not agree, Southern Kaduna is our God-given land and we will not tolerate people coming to kill us in our homes. Go and cross check: have you ever heard a Southern Kaduna person claiming land and killing people in Zaria, Makarfi or Kano? The same people are coming to kill us in our homes and when we resist it becomes another issue and manipulation in their Daily Trust newspapers. I swear we will not agree.”
Several calls earlier today to the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, were not answered.