Latest reports emerging suggest that the murder of a Teacher of Dagbon State Senior High School (SHS)in Yendi is believed to have triggered reprisal attacks resulting in the murder of 8 persons on Wednesday.
Jacob Quwalah was accosted and killed on the Yendi-Zabzugu road while travelling on a motorbike by some unknown assailants in Dagbon State.
News of his killing is said to have infuriated his kinsmen who also attacked communities including ?akoli by burning down houses and killing a number of persons.
It would be recalled that more than eight people have been killed and several missing after an attack Wednesday afternoon on a village of Fulani herders in Dagbon State at Zakoli near Yendi in the Northern Region.
The gunmen surrounded the village at about 1 pm, according to a survivor who was spared because she is a woman.
According to her, the gunmen separated women and children on one side and killed only the men. She says most of them were shot at close range.
The attackers burnt down the entire settlement and left others with machete injuries at Dagbon State.
Dozens of livestock were killed and looted with motorcycles and other properties.
“When they came, they separated the men here, women and children here, and they killed all the men”, the elderly woman recounts the horror she witnessed.
” They killed my husband and his brother and burned our house to ashes”.
The gunmen after the attack retreated into the bushes and their identity is yet to be established.
Security sources however suspect angry locals could be behind it, as a reprisal for the killing of a young native teacher earlier in the morning.
The secondary school teacher identified as a tribal Konkomba was said to be on his way to school when armed men suspected to be robbers attacked and killed him.
The sources conclude that this could have been the reason for the violence against members of the Fulani community who are accused of being involved in such crimes