At least five persons have been shot dead and many houses burnt in an attack in Kaura local government area of Kaduna state.
Bege Katuka, interim management committee chairman of the local government, confirmed the incident in Kafanchan on Friday.
Katuka said the attackers stormed the village around 4pm on Thursday.
“Five persons were killed, while two others are still missing. A number of houses, including the new police outpost, were vandalised and burnt,” he said.
“We have urged the people to remain calm and have confidence in the security agents that have already secured the area, while investigation is ongoing.”
Yakubu Sabo, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, who also confirmed the incident, said it occurred at Kiri village bordering Plateau.
“One Daniel Monday who initially sustained injury later died while four other corpses were discovered,” Sabo said.
“No police station was burnt although a few houses were touched.”
Sabo further said the police area commander in Kafanchan led a team of policemen to the affected area.
He said: “On sighting them, the hoodlums fled to a hilltop near Ryom local government in Plateau state. Preliminary investigation revealed that they came through Plateau state, but investigation is ongoing.”
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