Gunmen suspected to be bandit terrorists have killed eight persons in fresh attack on farmers in Buruku and Udawa villages of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
It was gathered that the gunmen attacked the victims while they were working on their farms on Saturday.
Confirming the attack to Daily Post, the State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Jalige Mohammed, said operatives have been mobilised to the area.
He was, however, unable to give details of the incident saying the actual number of deaths cannot be ascertained at the moment.
“Yes, there was an incident in the area and some persons were killed.
“We don’t have the details of the incident yet but we have sent our men to the area to gather information”, he added.
Recall that the two villages located along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway have been under constant attacks by bandits recently.
Meanwhile, former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has condemned the rise in cases of kidnapping and the acts of bandits who, he said, must be called what they are, “terrorists and nothing more”.
Recall that a bandit leader operating around the Dansadau axis of the vast Kuyambana Forest, Ali Kachalla, was recently reported as shooting down a Nigeria Air Force Alpha Jet among other atrocities.
Apart from the mass abduction of citizens, bandits operating around northern Nigeria have carried out deadly attacks on Nigeria’s security agencies, including the army. Seven soldiers were killed in July, for instance, when some bandits ambushed the Nigerian troops in a village in Kebbi State.
The 88-year-old former diplomat decried the degeneration of the country into “international irrelevance” and the slide into the ranks of poverty-stricken nations.