Some gunmen have invaded Maro village, a border community between Kajuru and Kachia local government areas of Kaduna State, killing seven persons and leaving five with varying degrees of injury.
The Punch reports that the corpses of the deceased had since been deposited in the mortuary.
The Kaduna State Police Command confirmed the incident, saying the attack took place on Wednesday evening.
A statement by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, said normalcy had returned to the affected village.
The police spokesman said, “The armed men entered the village market in a vehicle and started shooting and in the process shot some people.
“On receipt of the information, DPO Kajuru and Kachia immediately mobilised patrol teams to the area to restore normalcy but unfortunately seven persons were found dead and five were injured.
“Both the dead and injured victims were evacuated by the police to the Kachia General Hospital. The dead bodies were deposited in the mortuary while the injured are currently receiving treatment at the same hospital. Normalcy has since been restored in the area.”
Jalige said the command had launched an investigation, while the manhunt of the fleeing bandits was ongoing with a view to bringing the perpetrators of “this barbaric act of criminality to justice.”