Unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed nine people in Makarau Jankasa community in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
A resident, Donald Bityong, who confirmed the incident on Monday, said the attackers invaded the Makarau Jankasa community on Sunday around 5pm.
He said security operatives arrived in the village at a time when the criminals had already perpetrated their act and disappeared into the bush.
He added that scores of natives have reportedly fled their homes to neighbouring communities as a result of the attack.
Bityong called on the federal and state governments including security agencies to double their efforts in securing lives and properties.
“This attack is too much for us to bear, no one is no longer safe in our community. Nobody can go to his farm now,” he told Leadership Newspaper.
The fresh attack is coming barely 72 hours after a similar attack on Warkan community in the same local government area where nine people were also killed and many sustained injuries with 12 houses burnt down.