Bandits have killed at least 12 people in Kaduna.
The Kaduna government, on Monday, said a dozen people were killed and two others injured in an attack in the Zangon Kataf local government area.
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the attack in a statement issued in Kaduna.
“Security agencies have reported to the state government that 12 persons were killed in an attack by unidentified assailants in Peigyim village, near Kibori, Atyap Chiefdom of Zangon Kataf LGA,” said the statement. “According to the report, the assailants stormed the village late on Sunday evening and killed 12 residents. Two other residents were injured and are receiving treatment.”
The commissioner said Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed “profound grief” on the report of another deadly incident in the area.
“He sent his heartfelt condolences to the families of victims of the mindless and gruesome attack and prayed for the repose of their souls. The governor wished the injured residents a quick recovery. Security agencies are poised to sustain patrols in the area as investigations into the incident progress,” Mr Aruwan added.