People of Unguwar Galadima, a community in Zamfara State are now fleeing the town, following the massacre of more than 200 residents by Fulani herdsmen last Sunday.
Many of the residents who survived the attack are leaving for fear of being attacked again.
Narrating his ordeal, a resident, Malam Danladi Musa, said he had to leave the area because out of nine members of his family, only two of them escaped the deadly attack.
“When the tragedy happened, I could not find any of my family members until after about five hours when one of my neighbors, who also survived, Malam Idris, told me that he saw my brothers lying in a hole in the outskirts of the town where they hid themselves.
“I became more scared when I went back to the town to call my brothers, as I could not believe it was the same Unguwar Galadima I knew before. It was terrible. I was terrified when I set my eyes on the town. There were still billows of smoke everywhere, and the town was completely deserted.”
Meanwhile, more corpses were being buried under the leadership of the Chief Imam of the area, Malam Musa Muhammad.
One of the funeral prayer attendants, who gave his name as Saidu Lili, told Vanguard that he was looking into the possibility of leaving the area, but for the burial.
According to him, he was instructed by the Chief Imam, who was also his in-law, to remain behind until all the corpses were buried.
“There is no way we can continue to live here,” added one Tsalha Isah, who was weeping over the death of his father. He explained that they were still scared, because since the governor and his entourage left, no single policeman was seen around the area. DSP Lawal Abdullahi, the state command’s spokesperson, however, said the command had done everything to ensure peace in the area, adding that more policemen have already been stationed there to ensure people are protected.