Gunmen have invaded Maro village, a border community between Kajuru and Kachia local government areas of Kaduna State, killing seven persons and leaving five others wounded, the policee have confirmed.
A statement by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, said the attack took place Wednesday evening but that normalcy had returned to the affected village.
Jalige said, “The armed men entered the village market in a vehicle and started shooting and in the process shot some people.
“On receipt of the information, DPO Kajuru and Kachia immediately mobilised patrol teams to the area to restore normalcy but unfortunately seven persons were found dead and five were injured.
“Both the dead and injured victims were evacuated by the police to the Kachia General Hospital. The dead bodies were deposited in the mortuary while the injured are currently receiving treatment at the same hospital. Normalcy has since been restored in the area.”