Not less than six people have been killed and many others sustained injuries when gunmen attacked Kaguru village in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
An indigene of the area, who chose to remain anonymous, revealed that eight people were killed by the armed bandits during the attack the attack which took place at about 7pm on Wednesday.
He said that the attackers opened fire on the villagers and burnt their houses while many of the villagers ran to the bush for their lives adding that the dead victims have been buried.
Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Mukhtar Aliyu, however, put the casualty figure at six.
Aliyu explained that the hoodlums invaded the community when the residents went to bed after which they started shooting indiscriminately and burning down houses before the arrival of security operatives.
He noted that more troops had been deployed to the affected region, while those that sustained injuries were taken to Birnin Gwari General Hospital for urgent medical treatment.
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