The herdsmen attacked and killed four people in Bakin Kogi, a village in Jama’a local government area of the state.
The attack is reported to have taken place around 10am, Sunday, February 11, 2018. A report by Vanguard indicates that some members of a nearby church were mostly the victim of the attack. It said the herdsmen ran to nearby bush soon after the attack.
A witness said, “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.