Fulani/Hausa Clash kills Security Operative, Others in Sokoto
By Hussaini Ibrahim
There was a pandemonium in Gwadabawa community of Sokoto state following a violent conflict between the Fulani and Hausa people residing in the area, which led to the death of many locals from both sides including a security operative.
A local official in the community, Aminu S Gwadabawa told the VOA Hausa in an interview monitored by our correspondent on Saturday, 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. “
Similarly, a Fulani man who survived the violent communal clash, narrated his ordeal.
“I was shot twice but I survived. I begged them not to kill me. But they shot at me.” He narrated.
The VOA Hausa reported that when the police in Sokoto were contacted, they said they were still waiting for details of the attack.
Hotpen reports that, scores were reportedly killed during the conflict, while many sustained degree of injuries.
Attacks allegedly by Fulani bandits were not new in the area as of recent, bandits reportedly raided communities in Rabah and other locations in the Northwest state.