Suspected Fulani herdsmen has reportedly killed 10 persons during an attack on Zipkak community in Jama’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Among those killed was a pastor of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Shamah Kuyet Ishaya.
The attackers numbering about 20 and armed with AK47 rifles, stormed the community on motorcycles around 6:30 pm on Friday night, shooting sporadically.
It was gathered that the attackers communicated with one another in Fulani language.
“There was a rumour three days ago that the community would be attacked. The villagers immediately called an emergency sitting. It was while the community meeting was ongoing that the attacked occurred. People were running in different directions, confused and wailing,” a source told SaharaReporters.
“So far, we have recovered 10 bodies. The associate pastor that was shot dead just concluded his marriage rites last week Saturday and the wedding scheduled for December 19. Amongst the number of dead is also a very aged woman who was shot on the head.”
He said 11 others sustained injuries from gunshots while five houses were burnt.
Recall that suspected Fulani militias reportedly killed seven persons, including an 85-year-old man at Agwala Magayaki of Doka Avong in Kajuru LGA of Kaduna State.
The attacks which occurred on Thursday left several people missing and houses destroyed.
The deceased had since been given mass burial while those who sustained varying degrees of injuries were admitted to the Idon General Hospital where they are currently receiving treatment.
Recently, gunmen invaded Kukum-Daji village in Kaura Local Government Area at about 10pm and killed no fewer than 21 people at a wedding, mostly youths.