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Many Feared Dead As Hausa And Fulani Clash In Sokoto


The Gwadabawa hamlet in Sokoto state experienced tension as a result of an altercation between the Hausa and Fulani residents of the area.

Many locals on both sides of the conflict died as a result of it, including a security guard.

Aminu Gwadabawa, a local authority, stated in a Saturday interview with the VOA Hausa that “People in the area were living in fear as the violence even claimed the life of a soldier.

“They are afraid of reprisal attacks from the Fulani bandits.”

Survivors speak

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.

According to him, “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.

Scores were reportedly killed during the conflict, while many sustained 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 .