At least nine persons have been killed after gunmen invaded Tudu village in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Residents said the fresh attack took place around 5:00am when the gunmen invaded the village and started shooting indiscriminately.
The Kaduna Police have not confirmed the attack but the Kajuru Local Government Chairman, Mr. Cafra Caino, said nine people lost their lives in the attack.
According to him, the timely intervention of security operatives prevented more casualties in the attack.
He said, “It is confirmed that nine lives were lost in the attack. A detailed inventory of casualties is being taken.
“My heart goes out to all the families affected; may God grant the souls of the victims eternal rest.
“The position of Kajuru LGA remains that all communities must recourse to the law as against engaging in killings and reprisals.
The latest killing comes after an attack on some communities in the same local government, with the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union saying that not less than 30 decomposed bodies of its members were found in the bush.