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.