The death toll in the communal crisis that occurred between a Fulani settlement and Kadara community in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State has risen to 40, Channelstv.com reports.
This is as the victims have appealed to the Kaduna State Government to help them get over the shock from the attack as well as arrest the perpetrators, the news outlet states.
The attack has so far displaced about 400 indigenes of the community including women and children who are scared of going back to their homes for fear of a fresh attack.
Residents say the crisis was as a result of a misunderstanding between two persons which eventually snowballed into a heavy conflict leading to loss of lives and property.
The latest incident is coming barely five days after the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union and Fulani groups held a peace and reconciliatory meeting where the two parties agreed to shield their swords and to live together.