No fewer than six persons were killed in some villages in Kauru local government area of Kaduna State just as six huts and some maize crops were destroyed.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the attacks, which spanned Ungwan Magaji, Kigam, Kisicho and Kikoba villages.
In a statement issued by the State Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, he said according to a report from the Defence Headquarters Operation Safe Haven, the armed assailants attacked the villages on Monday morning andleft six residents dead.
“The deceased have been identified as:Joseph Maza,Timvan Cibi Ciwo,Monday Titus, Asabe Magani, Laraba Danladi, Yosi Danladi,” he said.
The statement further explained that, responding to a distress call, troops arrived the locations and engaged the attackers, forcing them to retreat.
He said Governor el-Rufai expressed his sadness over the attack and condemned it as an action of depraved entities stripped of every shred of humanity.
He prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims, and sent his condolences to their families.
The governor tasked security agencies working in the area to sustain thorough investigations into the incident.
“Investigations are ongoing in the general area. Government will keep the public abreast of developments in Kauru LGA.
“Similarly, the military and other security agencies are working with the governments of Kaduna and Plateau States, towards containing the renewed cycle of violence in Kauru LGA of Kaduna State and Bassa LGA of Plateau State respectively,” the statement added.