Unidentified gunmen reported to be Fulani ranchers in Azansak village of  Zonkwa area of Zaongo Kataf local government in the Southern parts of Kaduna  state have struck and killed seven members of the same family and set their bodies on fire.

Eyewitnesses said  Yakubu Kayit and six members of his Christian family were attacked and killed  around midnight Nigerian time.

One Ishaku Yakubu told SaharaReporters over the phone that the corpses  of the dead are still smoldering in the house where they were killed  by assailants that have engaged in internecine war in the area.

Nigerian troops  have since blocked the Zonkwa-Kagoro   road to stop angry youths who are staging a protest against the latest killings.

Security agencies are currently at  the scene are still awaiting the arrival of fire fighters and emergency workers to help recover  the bodies of the deceased from the their burnt house.

Security sources said tension is mounting in the area.

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