From John Shiklam in Kaduna
Armed bandits on Monday evening invaded Gurguzu village, close to Maguzawa, a suburb of Rigasa, Igabi local government area of Kaduna State, killing four people while six others were injured.
For fear of the unknown, about 500 of the villagers were said to have fled their homes to Rigasa where they took refuge in a primary school following the attack.
Chairman, Interim Management Committee, Igabi Local Government, Jabir Khamis, who confirmed the incident, said many of the villagers who fled their homes were being taken care of at a primary school in Rigasa.
Four of the villagers were reportedly killed on the spot while four others sustained injuries from gunshots and were later rushed to the hospital.
Meanwhile, Kaduna state government has asked the citizens to remain calm and go about their lawful businesses as security agencies have launched a manhunt on the killers.
Briefing newsmen after the state security council meeting, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Tijjani Abdullahi, said, “Around 17:50, that is 5:50pm yesterday, the gunmen invaded the village on bike and killed a farmer and three other co-farmers.
“They injured four others and similarly many of the victims, the injured ones, were rushed to the hospital.
“Immediately, we deployed our men to the area, calm has returned and our men are patrolling the whole place. Contrary to what is being circulated on the social media, this is what actually happened,” he said.