Children missing, seven killed as gunmen return to Southern Kaduna

At least seven individuals were slaughtered and four children missing after armed men assaulted Jema’a Local Government Area in Southern Kaduna.

The assailants trapped occupants in Ungwan Bido town in the blink of an eye before first light on Sunday, two observers revealed to Peoples Gazette. Numerous occupants have fled the town following the assault.

“They entered the village on motorcycles and killed about seven people,” villager Bulus Gyang told the Gazette. “Children are also still missing and we could not yet say for sure whether they were abducted or not.”

A spokesman for the police in Kaduna did not immediately return a request seeking comments Sunday afternoon. Southern Kaduna has faced repeated attacks from armed men for several years, despite repeated promises by Governor Nasir El-Rufai to contain the mayhem.

It was unclear why the attackers struck on Sunday, a day after Nigerians were gripped by reports of Boko Haram attack on villagers in Borno, which left at least 43 farmers dead.


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