A police officer and seventeen other persons have reportedly been killed by bandits in an attack on five communities in Chawai chiefdom, Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Daily Trust reports that the attacks occurred on Monday in Kigom, Kikoba, Kishisho and Ungwan Magaji communities.
According to the publication, a resident of Kigom, who spoke on condition of anonymity, revealed that the attackers invaded the community in large numbers and began to shoot sporadically, leading to the death of one person.
Also, it was reported that six persons were killed at Ungwan Magaji, six in Kikoba, one at Kigom and five in Kishisho.
“The invaders destroyed property worth millions of naira including farmlands in the affected areas,” the resident also stated.
The Kaduna State police command has not confirmed the attacks.