Unknown gunmen have attacked and amputated the left hand of a Fulani herdsman in what looked like a renewed crisis in Southern Kaduna community of Kaduna state.
Addressing a press conference in Kaduna on Friday, the state Chairman of Meyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Haruna Usman Tugga, said the attack was a setback to peace and tranquillity in the area
However, Tugga gave the name of the amputee as Abubakar Muhammed, saying that the victim was migrating from Panda village in Nassarawa State to Kachia, in Southern Kaduna, when the gunmen attacked him.
“To be specific, Abubakar Muhammed who was migrating from Panda, Karu LGA of Nassarawa State to Ladduga in Kachia LGA was attacked by youths from Maho village under Mazuga district.
“They attacked him along a migratory stock route for reasons best known to the attackers and amputated his left hand and left him bleeding in pool of his blood.
“He was picked by Good Samaritan to a Private hospital in Kachia town where he is presently receiving medical attention. “We condemned this inhuman and barbaric act, we are also calling on our people to be calm and law abiding.
“We call on the security agencies to investigate matter and the attackers”. Tugga stated.