The troubled Southern part of Kaduna State is again fizzing with tension arising from Saturday’s killing of two herdsmen, allegedly by indigenes. Some young herdsmen were said to have brought their livestock out to graze in an area called Ungwan Yashi, near Kafanchan, when they were attacked. Some of them were said to have escaped.
A military officer told SaharaReporters that the Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the killing, while efforts are being made to retrieve their corpses from a river.
As at the time of filing this report, armed security operatives are patrolling Ungwan Yashi to forestall a reprisal.
Assistant National Secretary of Miyetti Allah, the umbrella body of cattle rearers, Dr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, gave the names of those killed as Anas Shuaibu and Yahaya Musa
“We have been informed that two Fulani youths, Anas Shuaibu (20) and Yahaya Musa (14) were killed on Saturday 11/03/2017 while grazing their cattle at Unguwan Maiyashi, Fantsuwam Chiefdom, Jemaa Local Government Area.
“Their corpses have been traced to a river by the security agencies, but it was too dark, and they had to postpone the search until Sunday. We have also been informed that another corpse of a Fulani man has been found in Madakiya in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area,” said Dr. Abdullahi.
Some arrests had been made as at the time of filing this report.