Gunmen suspected be herdsmen have killed not less than 7 people in an attack on Kaguru village, in Chukun local government area of Kaduna state.
In the attack, several villagers were believed to have sustained injuries while several others fled into the bush, The Cable reports.
A resident of the area who chose to remain anonymous said the attack took place at about 7pm on Wednesday, January 31.
The resident said numerous armed herdsmen opened fire on the villagers and burnt their houses, the news outlet further reports.
“It was around 7pm that they came, as soon as they came, they started shooting and setting houses ablaze. Many houses were set ablaze.
“Seven people were killed on the spot. We buried the dead last night. Many people ran to the bush for their lives. We are living in fear. We are appealing to government to provide security for us” he said.
Aliyu Mukhtar, the Kaduna state police command, did not respond to phone calls and text messages seeking confirmation of the attack.