Gunmen have attacked Kwasakwasa village in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing several people, including security personnel.
The attack, which came four days after a similar one on three villages in the area, was said to have occurred at about 6am on Thursday.
A resident of Kwasakwasa, located about 70 kilometres from Birnin Gwari, Malam Isa Jatau, told the News Agency of Nigeria in a telephone interview in Kaduna that four vehicles belonging to security personnel were also burnt.
Jatau said several other villagers and securitymen were injured, but added that the bravery of soldiers and other security officers helped to fend off the attackers.
The Secretary of the the local government, Alhaji Zubairu Zakariya, confirmed the attack on the village but said details on the casualty was being compiled.
Zakariya said that the Chairman of the council, Alhaji Idris Alhassan, had helped to convey the victims of the attack to Birnin Gwari General Hospital.
The Police Commissioner in the state, Olufemi Adenaike, told NAN that he was awaiting details on the incident.
NAN reports that the thick forest in the area, which stretches to parts of Zamfara, Katsina, Niger, and the Southern part of the country was being used as cover by armed gangs for some times.
Last Saturday’s attack had left seven people dead, while 24 villagers were killed in a similar attack on a mosque at Dogon Dawa village in October last year.