Report reaching 247ureports.com through sources in Kaduna indicate that unidentified gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked and massacred up to seven members of the a family, the Yakubu Kayit family – inside in a village called Azansak [Madauci], Z/Kataf LGA of Kaduna State. The family members of Yakubu Kayit are Christians.
This incident occurred at about 11:00pm on Wednesday November 14, 2012.
According to the information received, the gunmen, after having killed the seven members of the family, proceeded to set on fire the family house burning the corpses of the murdered victims in the process.
The latest violent comes on the heels of a peace-treaty proposed by the Islamic terrorist group, the Boko Haram. It also comes amidst heavy security presence at the area in question – military check points are said to be plenty in the area the crime occurred.
According to eyewitness account, the Fulani herdsman had arrived aboard a transport trailer on the afternoon of Wednesday November 14, 2012. They remained on-board the trailer until night-time when they struck the family.
To this, many within the area have reacted to denounce the violence as barbaric. A resident of the area, Jonathan Asake who is the Narional Youth Leader of the middle belt Forum described the incident as barbaric. Another resident, Musa Luka said that unless the people of southern Kaduna are given a state – and classified as part of North central region all the incessant killings will not stop.
The Fulani herdsmen are reportedly attacking the Christians areas of Kaduna with the aim of chasing away the Christian in order to acquire their land and landed properties. This is according to an Anglican Reverend resident in the area – who also stated that the youths have already begun preparing themselves for a revenge attack on the Muslim community.
The police confirmed the incident but noted that a daughter in the family may have survived the attack. The daughter is aged 6 years.