About seven persons were killed Thursday night when gunmen attacked the Gora Gan community in Zangon Kataf Local Government of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria.
Sources said that unspecified number of people sustained injuries during the attack.
Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna State commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the incident.
“The security agencies carrying out internal security operations in parts of southern Kaduna State have reported that the Gora Gan community in Zangon Kataf Local government came under attack on Thursday night,” Aruwan said in a statement on Friday.
He added that “security agencies, comprising the military and police, reported that Gora Gan community was attacked on several fronts, including the market area and houses stretching towards the Tudun Wada area of Gora Gan.’’
According to him, the troops repelled the attackers, stabilized the general area and retrieved corpses of seven persons namely Peter Akaho (70), Ayuba Steven Sheyin (67), Jummai Ayuba (55), Ishaya Joel (35), Yakubu Saviour (14), Ayuba Goodluck (11) and Patience Ayuba (6).
“Security agencies further reported that one person was injured in the attacks, while 13 houses and two shops were burnt in the attack,” he added.
The Commissioner stated that Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, has also directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), to take inventory of the damages incurred and provide relief materials with immediate effect to the victims.
Aruwa said the Kaduna State Government received a report of a sporadic shooting on the Fadan Kagoma-Kwoi Road in Jema’a local government.
A driver was shot but has now been stabilized, he said.