Those killed include Richard Yusuf, Kefas Yusuf, Fidelis Wada, Kachia, Genesis Soja, Victoria Gyata, Rose Soja and Rahab Soja.
Seven others are unaccounted for at the time of this report.
An undisclosed eye witness said, “We were just waking up when the herdsmen came around 5 am. They came with weapons and started chopping people to death.”
Narrating how the attack happened, a visibly distraught mother said, “I just came from Doka, I am the mother of Elizabeth Samaila. The herdsmen started attacking around 5 am today, they hacked my daughter.”
Another eyewitness, Rifkatu Hassan, said, “We were just waking up when the herdsmen came around 5 am. They came with weapons and started chopping people to death.”The attack comes on the heels of similar incidents, which occurred between May 19 to 24, when suspected herdsmen attacked Idazau, Etissi, Bakin Kogi, Dutsen Gora, UN Gora, Pushu Kallah and Magunguna villages, killing scores of persons and razing several buildings in the process.
Security agencies have failed to track down and arrest those behind these attacks.