GUNMEN suspected to be herdsmen attacked two villages in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.
The attack reportedly left ten (10) people dead.
Some of the villagers who took to their heels during the attack sustained gunshot injuries while the attackers razed down houses during their operation.
“It is unfortunate that since on Friday night we encountered the attack of herdsmen in Dangaji village. They were shooting and burning houses and people had to run for their dare lives.
-This morning (Saturday ) they went to another village, Unguwan Gajere and killed about nine men. One of those wounded died on the way to the hospital,” TheCable quoted a community leader in one of the villages to have said.
On arrival of security operatives to the scene of the attack, the attackers where said to have vanished as they were no where to be found.
The online news portal reports that Husseini Mukhtar, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, confirmed the attack but said five people, mainly members of the vigilante group, were killed while stating that the manhunt for the assailants continues.