No fewer than 9 persons have been killed in attacks on Fulani settlements in Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State.
However it was gathered that the attacks suspected to have been carried out by vigilantes from Maza-Kuka occurred between Sunday and Monday.
The attacks may be a reprisal of the October 25 invasion of a mosque in Maza-Kuka, where 18 worshippers were murdered while 13 others were kidnapped.
The village head of Adogon-Mallam, a Fulani community, and his younger brother were killed after the attack at Maza-Kuka.
One of the victims, Shehu Mohammadu of Gawun village, told our correspondent that “Vigilantes came to our village and burnt our rooms and we ran away. My younger brother’s wife, Hawawu, and her 10-month-old-baby were killed.
“They also killed my younger brother’s 3-year-old son and his 10-year-old daughter. My younger brother, Aliyu, was also killed. They also killed my son, Mohammadu. He was 30 years. I lost 7 members of my family. I had to run; they would have killed me too.