State safety commissioner says troops got here beneath hearth earlier than forcing the assailants to withdraw.
Not less than 34 folks have been killed and 7 wounded after gunmen attacked a village in Nigeria’s northwestern state of Kaduna.
“Unidentified gunmen attacked Madamai village in Kaura … 34 residents have been confirmed useless following the assault. Seven others sustained accidents,” state safety commissioner Samuel Aruwan stated on Monday, later including that the assault passed off late Sunday.
Troops got here beneath hearth earlier than forcing the assailants to withdraw after an intense alternate, he stated.
Aruwan added that two suspects have been being questioned in reference to the assault.
Additionally on Sunday, gunmen attacked a church within the Kachia district of Kaduna state.
“A life was misplaced and a few worshippers have been significantly injured,” Aruwan stated in a separate assertion.
Legal gangs identified regionally as bandits have terrorised northwest and central Nigeria for years, however they’ve turn out to be extra brazen in current months and the navy has renewed operations within the area.
These bandits raid villages, steal cattle, kidnap for ransom and burn homes.
The navy started a marketing campaign towards them earlier this month and northern states have imposed restrictions on motion and commerce in addition to a telecoms blackout to attempt to curb them.