At least 25 people were yesterday killed in Kaduna and Plateau States in separate attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
15 people were killed at Ambe-Madaki village in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State at about 4am.
The people of the community who protested the incident reportedly marched to Gwantu, the headquarters of the local government. Sources told Vanguard that the suspected herdsmen who were armed with sophisticated weapons invaded the village in the early hours of the morning and started shooting sporadically while setting people’s houses ablaze.
A resident, Yohanna Adamu told reporters on the telephone that 20 houses were razed while several other people sustained serious wounds during the attack.
“We are surprised that despite the agreement our communities entered with the Fulani not to attack each other, they have been attacking us. They came to our village at about 4 am, armed with sophisticated weapons and started shooting and burning houses,” Adamu said.
“We have not compiled the casualty figure yet because some people are still missing, but we have 15 corpses of people who were killed.”
10 persons were also killed in Shurun village, Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State where fight erupted between the Fulani herdsmen and natives.