In Southern Kaduna, over 32 indigenes were slaughtered by terrorists in separate attacks on four communities in the state’s Kajuru Local Government Area.
On Thursday, journalists were told that gunmen targeted Ungwan Gamu, Dogon Noma, Ungwan Sarki, and Maikori in Southern Kaduna.
Titus Dauda, the District Head of Kufena, reported that gunmen attacked the communities on Sunday, murdering 32 people.
He said that the hoodlums set fire to a church and many residences.
According to him, “the bandits first attacked Dogon Noma in the early hours of Sunday and killed many people mostly men, before proceeding to Ungwan Gamu and Maikori villages where they also killed people and burnt down houses.”
“The victims have been laid to rest while the affected communities have been deserted by the residents due to fear of being attacked.”
Some locals claimed a helicopter was seen shooting at the residents from the air, while the remaining bandits were on the ground to attack any fleeing residents. However this has been debunked by a security agent who claimed that the military engaged the bandits both by ground and air, which eventually forced the bandits to retreat.
As at Thursday, the Kaduna Police Command is yet to react to the terrorist attack.