Gunmen alleged to be Fulani herdsmen have wiped out a family of seven in Manyi Akuru village, near Manchok, Kaura local government area of Kaduna State.
The rampaging gunmen were said to have killed Mr. Sunday Abin, 47 and removed his tongue, while his wife and their five children were said to have been mutilated with machetes.
Several people were said to have sustained injuries from gunshots, while many houses and food stuffs were reportedly set ablaze.
The incident was said to have occurred at about 10:30pm on Thursday and threw the community into confusion.
Angry youths from the community were said to have protested the continuous attacks on them by gunmen when the Kaduna State Governor, Alhaji Mukhtar Yero visited the area to commiserate with them over the incident.
According to reports, the angry youths booed the governor and pelted his convoy with stones, accusing him of failing to adopt security measures to check the attacks.
The governor’s Director General on Media and Publicity, Ahmed Maiyaki, however denied that the governor’s convoy was pelted with stones, although he admitted that the people were angry, but they did not throw stones or booed at the governor.
“It is true that we went in a condition that was tense. Women and youths were protesting, carrying leaves, but no one threw a stone at our convoy,” Maiyaki said.
Maiyaki, in a statement said Governor Yero visited the scene of the incident in Ungwar Kajit, near Manchok.
The statement said the governor condemned the attack and prayed that God should expose the perpetrators.
“We pray that God should expose the people that are causing this problem. We pray that God should touch their hearts to stop such dastardly acts or destroy their evil machinations.”
“We are going to look at ways of dealing with this situation, because this community is porous and we must find way to improve security” the statement quoted Yero as saying.