Youths in Fadan Atakar village in Kaura local government area of Kaduna State yesterday went on rampage to protest the alleged killing of a hunter, Stephen Abui by herdsmen.
Sources from the area said the youths including women vandalised the residence of the Village Head, Chief Tobias Nkom-Wada who tried to pacify them, forcing him to flee the village.
Reports said the mob also burnt down about 150 houses belonging to Fulani herdsmen in Sabon Gari area of the local government.
One of the victims, Muhammadu Chiroma, said in an interview that 350 cows were killed and about 2,000 others missing, saying the attack was also carried out in Tinariya, Kirin and Gahai villages in Ryom local government area of Plateau.
He said the situation was now calm after the deployment of security personnel but that most of the victims had fled the area.
Ciroma said he narrowly escaped, saying the attackers started unleashing terror on Fulani around 11am yesterday and that they killed two people in Kaura local government area of Kaduna and about 20 others in Plateau.
“The youths were carrying guns and other dangerous ammunitions. They started from Sabo Gari in Kaura and moved to Kineria, Daye and Atakar all in Plateau State. They killed 20 persons, burnt over 200 houses and killed over 350 cows. As I am talking to you I don’t know where I am because I have been running since morning,” he said.
Contacted spokesperson of Kaduna police command DSP Aminu Lawan confirmed the attack, saying however that there was no casualty.
Alhaji Ahmed Maiyaki, Director General, Media and Publicity to Governor Mukhtar Yero also said security agents had restored peace to the affected area.
Plateau STF spokesman Captain Salisu Mustapha said there was an attack around Kaura in Kaduna State which boarders some parts of Plateau State.