ABUJA– Gunmen in Nigeria’s northern state of Kaduna, killed at least 11 villagers, in attacks extending over multiple days, according to local authorities yesterday.
A village head was among those killed in the attacks, recorded in the three local communities of Zangon Kataf, Kajuru, and Kachia, in the southern part of Kaduna, between Aug 16 and 18, authorities said.
According to a statement by the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), the umbrella body of the 67 tribal groupings of Southern Kaduna, the attacks also left many people wounded and houses burned.
Victims of the attacks were either killed on their farms or ambushed, said SOKAPU, adding, the killers mostly came from nearby bushes and they also stole from the villagers.
Local police are yet to issue an official statement on the killings.
Northern Nigeria has seen a series of armed attacks in recent months, leading to the deaths of troops and civilians. Security forces are engaged in several operations in that part of the country, to root out illegal armed groups.
Source: Nam News Network (NNN)