At least 20 people have been reportedly killed and many wounded in fresh attacks on three communities in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Suspected militia, were said to have carried out the attack, which was unleashed on Thursday.
The affected communities are Kurmin Masara, Apyia Shyim, and Takmawai .
This comes few days after security agencies were deployed to the vulnerable communities of the state to prevent residents from further attacks.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu had directed the Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State Police Command to deploy both human and material assets of the Intervention Squad currently on the ground in the state to safeguard the lives and property of people in the communities.
The police authorities are yet to confirm the new attack, but Chairman of Zango Kataf local government, Elias Manza told Channels Television that the gunmen, suspected to be Fulani militia, invaded the three communities in the early hours of Thursday morning, and started shooting indiscriminately at peoples houses.
According to him, seven people were killed in Takmawai while 13 others were killed in Kurmin Masara in what seems like a coordinated attack.
Manza said several houses were burnt down by the attackers while residents have fled from their homes to neigbouring communities for fear of more attacks.