At least 12 persons including a couple, have been killed in an attack by suspected bandits in Peigyim village, near Kibori-Asha-Awuce in Atyap Chiefdom, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
Aruwan said two other residents were injured in the attack and are receiving treatment.
He identified the deceased as: Philbia Ysuaf, Suzanna Ezekiel, Rahib Alex, Ishaku Bamaiyi, Deborah Ishaku, Tinat Bamaiyi, Zichat Kefas, Sunday Daniel, Hauwa Gabriel, Fedelia Famson, Sadia Donald, and Goodness Kefas.
“The assailants stormed the village late on Sunday evening, and killed 12 residents,” Aruwan said in the statement.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed profound grief at the report of another deadly incident in the area. He sent his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims slain in the mindless and gruesome attack, and prayed for the repose of their souls
“The Governor wished the injured residents a quick recovery. Security agencies are poised to sustain patrols in the area, as investigations into the incident progress.”