A yet to-be ascertained number of locals have reportedly lost their lives in a communal unrest between the Fulani and Hausa people in Gwadabawa community of Sokoto State.
A security operative was also confirmed dead in the fight.
A credible source, Aminu Gwadabawa, in an interview with the VOA Hausa on Saturday confirmed that “People in the area were living in fear, as the conflict even claimed the life of a soldier.
“They are afraid of reprisal attacks from the Fulani bandits.”
According to a survivor, “the Fulani attacked my relation with knives. But he has spiritual powers that would not allow sharp objects to pierce his skin.
“So they intensified the attack on him and succeeded in hacking his head off his body.”
Meanwhile, a Fulani man who survived the social unrest said, “I was shot at twice but I survived. I begged them not to kill me. But they shot at me.”
The VOA Hausa reported that when the police in Sokoto were contacted, they said they were still waiting for details of the attack.
Several villagers lost their lives during the violence as many were inflicted with injuries of varying degrees.