No fewer than six persons have been killed while six huts, some maize crops were also destroyed in some villages in Kauru local government area of Kaduna State.
This is as the District Head of Gaya, Alhaji Idris Ibrahim, his son Mohammad Idris who is also the Chiroma Gaya and three other persons were killed in an auto-crash in Adamawa State.
Governor Nasir el-Rufai has condemned the attack which spanned Ungwan Magaji, Kigam, Kisicho and Kikoba villages.
A statement issued by the state’s commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said according to a report from the Defence Headquarters Operation Safe Haven, the armed assailants attacked the villages on Monday morning, and swiftly left six residents dead.
“The deceased have been identified as: Joseph Maza, Timvan Cibi Ciwo, Monday Titus, Asabe Magani, Laraba Danladi, Yosi Danladi,” the statement said adding that, responding to a distress call, troops arrived at the location and engaged the attackers, forcing them to retreat.
El-Rufai expressed his sadness over the attack and condemned it as an action of depraved entities stripped of every shred of humanity.
The accident which claimed the district head’s life and those of his children occurred yesterday evening along Song- Gombi Road.
The auto crash, according to eye witness Kamari Zauna, was said to have been caused as a result of a tyre burst involving a Peugeot 406 car belonging to the District Head, who was on his way from Yola the state capital to his village Gaya.
El-Rufai governor tasked security agencies working in the area to sustain thorough investigations into the incident.
Meanwhile, the deceased monarch had been buried in Gaya in his palace, according to Islamic rites.