Suspected herdsmen have killed four people in Bakin Kogi, a village in Jama’a local government area of Kaduna state.
A witness told TheCable that the incident happened around 10am on Sunday.
The witness said the victims were ambushed while returning home from palm wine tapping.
A lady, who sustained serious injuries from gunshots, has been taken to a hospital in Kafanchan.
“The attack took place around 10am when they were almost home. We were just rounding off from church when we heard gunshots,” the witness said.
“Everybody had to run because we were gripped by fear. They killed four people on the spot while a woman was fatally wounded. They shot her by the chest and she was rushed to the hospital.
“The herdsmen ran to the bush as soon as they committed the inhuman act.”
He accused the soldiers deployed in the community of failing to act when the incident happened.
“We expected that the soldiers would have responded by pursuing the herdsmen but they didn’t do anything,” he said.
According to him, when the soldiers heard that their commander in Kafanchan was on his way to the place where the incident happened, they started pretending to be active.
Aliyu Mukhtar, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, could not be reached for comments as he neither responded to calls nor replied the text message sent.
On Saturday, the police declared four officers missing after a gun battle with suspected herdsmen in Benue state.
Clashes between herdsmen and farmers have led to the loss of many lives, with the federal government promising to restore normalcy. (thecable)