Suspected bandits have attacked Avong Doka village in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State killing nine people and injuring many others.
The gunmen had last week burnt down several houses at a Rural Grazing Area settlement in Agwala Dutse village also in Kajuru local government area.
Confirming the attack to Channels TV, the Chairman of Kajuru local government area, Mister Cafra Caino said gunmen invaded the village in the early hours of today and started shooting sporadically, thereby forcing residents to scamper for safety.
According to the Chairman of Kajuru LGA, nine people died on the spot as a result of gunshot wounds, while many others sustained injuries and have been taken to the hospital for treatment.
He also said that the casualty figures would have been higher if not the prompt arrival of soldiers to the village, which made the bandits flee into the bush.
Caino disclosed that soldiers have been stationed in the village to avert any further attack.