Gunmen on Saturday attacked Nandu-Gbok village in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing 10 persons.
Sanga is a border town with Nasarawa and Plateau States and home to the Deputy Governor-elect, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe.
More than 30 houses were razed in the latest attack which was confirmed by the member representing the area in the National Assembly as well as the PDP deputy governorship candidate in the just concluded election, Marshal Katung.
A statement signed by Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, also confirmed the attack and begged for calm.
The attack is coming on the heels of several attacks on the people of Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.
All the attacks are in the Southern part of the state.
It was learnt that the attack on Nandu-Gbok was launched by yet to be identified gunmen at 4am on Saturday.
A source told our correspondent that bandits invaded the village on Saturday, shooting indiscriminately at everyone.
“The heavy gunshots led to confusion as residents ran Helter skelter into the bush for safety.
“They set houses ablaze. Ten people were killed, some people were burnt to death, many others were injured, some people are still missing,” the source said.
A member representing Sanga/Jemaa Federal Constituency, Mr. Shehu Garba while condemning the attacks, called for urgent attention from relevant authority to protect the people.
He said, “We woke up this morning to the sad news of an attack by gunmen on Nandu Gbok, a community in Sanga LGA of Kaduna State.
“About 10 bodies have been recovered and about 30 Houses confirmed burnt down.
“That the latest attack is coming while we are mourning and trying to deal with the devastating massacre brought on the Adara People (in Kajuru LGA) has, once again, brought to the fore the plight of the indigenous people of Southern Kaduna.”
On his part, the deputy governorship candidate of the PDP in the just concluded elections, Marshal Katung blamed the incessant killings in the area on government failure.
“These attacks/Crises are becoming one too many. I am greatly disturbed at the scale and magnitude of destruction of lives and property that have been going on unabated with very little action by the Government.
“When the crises broke out in Kajuru three weeks ago, we expressed sadness at the comments of our State Government, warning that it could trigger a circle of violence.
“For as long as the government does not treat its citizens with justice, equity and fairness, this unfortunate situation will continue,” he added.
Confirming the attack, the government said nine were killed in the attack on Nandu-Gbok.-Punch