Fresh attack on a Kaduna South community on Saturday night saw no less than 14 people killed and many houses burnt.
The attack happened in Mado village of Mabushi, in the Atyap Chiefdom of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
It was learnt that a reprisal attack on a Fulani settlement in Kankada, Madakiya District in Bajju Chiefdom of the same LGA, Sunday morning, resulted in the burning of many houses.
A female resident of Kankada, who was rescued and taken to the Zonkwa Divisional Police Station, Halima Haruna, told newsmen that the attackers surrounded their community in the early hours of Sunday.
Haruna, said to be the wife of the Ardo of Kankada, said she saw two corpses, a man and woman while she was looking for a place to hide.
“We were forced to run and hide somewhere while some of our people ran to the bush for their safety.
“We don’t know what happened to them as I am speaking with you now, we spent three hours before the security arrived and took us to the Police Station here in Zonkwa. Our houses were totally razed,” Haruna said
She added that the attackers told them they were on a revenge mission for what happened to them on Saturday night, somewhere around Samaru Kataf, which she said, they knew nothing about.
The incident was confirmed by the spokesperson of the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Muhammed Jalige on Sunday. He said that police operatives had been deployed to the attacked community.
He pleaded with the people of southern Kaduna, especially the Zangon Kataf people to desist from taking laws into their own hands.