- Another fresh attack by unknown gunmen has claimed the lives of at least eight people in Kaduna state
- The attack which took place in Gora Gan village was confirmed by Pastor Isaac Ango Makama, the CAN vice-chairman
- Makama revealed that some villagers are still missing after the gunmen attacked the village
A report by Leadership indicates that not less than 8 people were killed in another fresh attack by unidentified gunmen in Zango Kataf local government area of Kaduna state.
Pastor Isaac Ango Makama, the CAN vice chairman of the LG, who confirmed the incident to the news publication on Tuesday, July 21.
According to Makama, the attackers numbering over 50, stormed Gora Gan village around 7pm and started shooting sporadically at the villagers.
While noting that the corpses of 8 people have already been deposited to the Zonkwa General hospital, Makama added some of the villagers are still missing.
Also, about 31 people have sustained various degrees of injuries during the attack. This was disclosed by the president of the community, Yashen Sunday Titus.
He said the victims were shot to death while celebrating an after wedding party in one of the houses in the community.
According to him, the attackers stormed the Village at exactly 10:35 pm, heavily armed and started shooting sporadically at the villagers.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a policewoman and her daughter.
Four other persons were also kidnapped at Bagado Village near Patrick Yakowa way in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.
According to eyewitnesses, the incident happened in the late hours of Saturday, July 18. The bandits reportedly stormed the community and started breaking into people’s houses shooting sporadically into the air.
In a related development, Nigerian troops have rescued three people who were kidnapped by armed bandits from their farm in Gwazunu village, Chikun in the local government area of Kaduna state.
The soldiers attached to operation thunder strike, a subsidiary of operation accord, rescued the kidnapped victims after engaging the bandits in a gunfight.
The defence spokesperson, Major General John Enenche, in a statement on Friday, July 10, disclosed that the three kidnap victims were successfully rescued unhurt and have been reunited with their families.
Enenche sent congratulatory messages from the military high command to the gallant troops for their dedication and unwavering commitment.