Gunmen have attacked two morecommunities in the troubled Kajuru Local Government of Kaduna State yesterday morning, killing many persons.
Multiple sources confirmed the attack to Premium Times, although the police and state government are yet to react.
The attacks occurred in Ikirimi village, as well as Iri, Dogon Noma in Ungwar Gamo, both in Kajuru Local Government Area. The attacks left a yet-to-be ascertained number of casualties, it was gathered.
The attack is coming a day after a similar onslaught which left many dead in Ungwar Barde, making it the second time the community will fall under such attack in recent times.
“It started around 7a.m. this morning (yesterday),” an indigene of Dogon Noma, who simply wanted to be identified as Hon. Stingo, said. His words: “All of a sudden they (villagers) heard gunshots, when they began to come out of their houses, some were being shot dead. They shared themselves into three batches.
“One batch was standing strategically in the bushes surrounding the village. Two groups went in. The first group was the one firing. When people began to scamper for their lives, the second group entered and began to set the houses on fire. Then for the villagers that ran into the bushes, those that were standing there were waiting for them.
“In the whole community, there’s no house that was not set ablaze. As we are talking, nobody can tell the number of casualties. Apart from the dead bodies that have been heaped, there are many in the bushes around.”
A prominent person in the community, who does not want to be named for security reasons, confirmed the killings to PREMIUM TIMES.
“Yes there was an attack in some villages in the early hours of today (yesterday). Many people were killed and houses burnt. But we have since informed the security operatives,” he said.
The Police are yet to react to the latest developments. Contacted yesterday afternoon, the Public Relations Officer of Kaduna Police Force, Yakubu Sabo, could not comment on the incident. “I will get back to you,” he said.