Eight people have been killed by unknown persons in an early morning attack in Kakangi District, Birnin Gwari Local Governement Area of Kaduna state, Daily Trust has gathered.
The bandits attacked the villages yesterday and operated for three and half hours.
Aliyu, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said seven were killed and five others in the attack.
The spokesman for the State Police Command, Muktar Aliyu, had told Channels Television on Wednesday that the armed bandits invaded Mashigi, Dakwaro, Sabon Gida villages and started shooting sporadically, burning down houses and farmlands in an operation which the residents said lasted for over three hours. "Yes, we have received report that there was an attack in Birnin Gwari but I do not have the details yet, I will let you know as soon as I get them".
Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Yusuf Buratai, has said that the Army will collaborate with other security agencies in the country to dislodge miscreants who hide in Birnin Gwari axis along Kaduna expressway to wreck havoc on innocent citizens.
On their part, the Birnin Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance, a group of indigenes of Birnin-Gwari both home and in Diaspora in a statement posited that "the affected villages are in need of aid, such as food, shelter and clothes".
"We hope more troops and special police task force will be deployed".
The latest attack occurred a day before the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, raised the issue of the constant attacks on Birnin-Gwari at the Senate.
He also said the bandits, who rode on motorbikes, as usual in large numbers, killed, burnt houses and food stuff in the various villages that they attacked. Villages have been raided and razed by bandits.
The incident happened less than three days after Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, gave his men a three-week ultimatum to "flush out" bandits from the area. Dozens of others have also been kidnapped for ransom in the local government.