The attack on Ahim Village by gunmen on Monday, has left 14 people dead. The attack is said to have left many people injured. Ashim village is in the Takad chiefdom of Kaura Local Government Area of southern Kaduna State.
Mr Alexander Iya, chairman of the local government’s interim management committee, who briefed newsmen on the incident, said that the gunmen stormed the village “around 6 a.m.” and launched a massive attack.
Continuing, he said that most of the victims were women and children, whose corpses had been deposited at the Kafanchan General Hospital. “Those injured are being treated at the Kaura General Hospital,” he said. The attackers also burnt many houses and destroyed crops.
Iya, however, disclosed that one of the invaders was killed by security personnel deployed to contain the situation. He however appealed to the people to remain calm and avoid the temptation to take the law into their hands.
He assured them that government had deployed enough personnel to secure the communities.
Efforts to reach the Divisional Police Officer of the area were not successful, but a military personnel deployed to contain the situation, described the attack as “very serious”.
It should be noted that there has been incessant gunmen attacks on the Southern Kaduna in recent time.