At least 11 people were confirmed dead on Saturday and many more declared missing after some unknown gunmen attacked Zangang village in Kaura local government in Kaduna State.
It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the village in the early hours of Saturday morning, burning down several house completely.
Over 1000 villagers who fled their homes during the attack are said to be residing in neighbouring communities and some of those injured are receiving treatment in various hospitals.
An eye witness told to journalists that the operation lasted two hours from6:00am to 8:00am and that the invaders used both knives and guns to kill their victims.
He added that the attackers came in two groups, the first through the hill side and the other through the eastern flank of the community.
The police public relations officer, Aminu Lawal, a deputy superintendent of Police, confirmed the incident.
“It is true that Zangang was attacked this morning (Saturday morning); the number of those killed is 11. Our men are already there. You know that place is hilly and bushy. But they are combing the hills, and we expect them to come out with some result,” he said.
The local government chairman, Kumai Badu, condemned the attack, describing it as barbaric.
Zangang village has witnessed three consecutive attacks since the beginning of this year.