The member representing Barkin Ladi - Riyom Federal constituency in the National Assembly, Istifanus Dung Gyang says his constituency is faced with the worst threats of depopulation by killer herdsmen.

Reacting to Sunday's attack in Nding village, in Fan district of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area which left seven dead, Hon. Gyang said, "no community can suffer the quantum of depopulation by tens and hundreds from killer herdsmen as has been the case with B/Ladi-Riyom that won't be categorised as ethnic cleansing."

The situation he regretted is further worsened by the occupation of the "ancestral habitat and  farmlands of the  communities displaced" by the violent attackers.

While calling government to rise up to its constitutional responsibility of safeguarding the lives and property of "law abiding" citizens, the rep member said "leaders and people of conscience of all ethnic nationalities residing in B/Ladi-Riyom must rise in unison against persons who carry out violent attacks and embrace conduct that will engender  peaceful coexistence."

He described the Sunday night attack as another "spiral of orchestrated ethnic cleansing and share wickedness".

He said, "This is man's inhumanity to his fellow men. It is ungodly!"

Fan district had experienced some relative peace after facing series of attacks between 2012 and 2015 with scores of people killed.

Late last year, a group of Fulani herders had reportedly recovered some rustled cattle for some natives in the area, promising to do more to foster peace.

Soon after, securities were said to have arrested some locals on charges of illegal possession of firearms.

Commentators had viewed the two aforementioned as signs leading to another round of killings in the community.

Civil authorities have however not responded to the attack.