Suspected Fulani herdsmen has once again attacked Idimili indigenes of Anambara State.
The herdsmen led ambush on Idimili village in Oyolisa Local Government Area in the early hours of Sunday.
The attack is reported to have claimed four lives while properties and houses were destroyed.
The attackers reportedly struck in Idimili village, shooting sporadically while most villagers were asleep.
The sporadic shooting in the village threw the entire community into pandemonium, forcing all to run to nearby bushes for safety.
Idimili militia mobilised their youths on Sunday afternoon and launched counter-attacks on idimili and Oyolisa and Lure villages, burning everything in sight.
Confirming the attacks to newsmen, Chairman of the Local Government, said the number of deaths could not yet be ascertained.
But another source who pleaded anonymity said many of the villagers had taken refuge in the nearby bushes, and explained that the herdsmen stormed the village with more than 20 motorcycles while others came on foot to launch the surprise attack when the villagers were asleep.
The source added that more than three persons had been confirmed dead while a number of those wounded had been evacuated to the Oyolisa General Hospital for medical attention.
The first reprisal attack on the Idimili people where eight villages were razed with over sixty villagers killed, the Oyolisa had attacked some resident Fulani in the town.
This may have given rise to the latest attacks by the Fulani.
Speaking on the attacks, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, said the Police Area Commander in charge of the area had confirmed that two males and two females from the village were killed.
Some also stated that few villagers were injured in the attacks and were taken to General Hospital for treatment, noting that many houses and properties were destroyed.
He maintained that two units of anti-riot mobile police had since been redeployed to ensure normalcy in the area, pledging that the assailants would be fished out and brought to book.