Gunmen numbering about 50 have attacked Kaguru village in Birnin Gwari local government of Kaduna State, killing 7, while several others sustained varying degrees of injuries.
Report has it that the attack took place on Wednesday evening when the hoodlums stormed the village and opened fire on the villagers.
As a result of the attack, 7 dead bodies were discovered while several others were left critically injured.
The injured ones, it was learnt, were taken to General Hospital Birnin Gwari for medical attention.
A source at the emirate, who pleaded anonymity remarked that the situation was calm as of Thursday.
“People are now going about their activities as normalcy have returned to the area,” he said.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Muktar Aliyu said, the police had deployed a detachment of mobile police to the area to restore order.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna State government has condoled with the people of Kaguru community over the unfortunate attack.
A statement by the governor’s aide, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed that the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) had been mobilized to provide relief materials to distressed persons and take inventory.