Reports from Kaduna State suggest that there has been a fresh attack on Fadaman Rimi village in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
The unfortunate incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday as an armed 10-man gang raided the village with automatic weapons and rifles, shooting sporadically at people in the community.
According to eyewitness reports, over six persons were killed in the raid. However, officials of the Kaduna State Police Command were yet to determine the exact number of casualties as at the time of filing this report.
A police spokesperson, DSP Yakubu Sabo, told journalists that he was still in the process of gathering official facts concerning the incident but confirmed the shooting took place in the early hours of Saturday, September 14.
An eyewitness, who spoke to journalists, claimed that six people were killed by the attackers, while several other residents sustained injuries.
“The attackers came to our village around 6:00am and killed six of our people and even stole our property and rustled our cows. When they came, we were inside our houses when they started shooting at everybody they saw," the source said.
“Many of us escaped by miracle because as people ran for dear lives, they shot at us. It was a terrible situation.”