An attack by bandits killed 12 people, including a couple, in Peigyim village, near Kibori-Asha-Awuce in Atyap Chiefdom, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Samuel Aruwan, the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, said two other residents were injured in the attack and are being treated.
In the early evening hours of Sunday, twelve people were killed by assailants as they stormed the village,”
According to the statement.
The deceased have been identified as: Philbia Ysuaf, Suzanna Ezekiel, Rahib Alex, Ishaku Bamaiyi, Deborah Ishaku, Tinat Bamaiyi, Zichat Kefas, Sunday Daniel, Hauwa Gabriel, Fedelia Famson, Sadia Donald, and Goodness Kefas
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed profound grief at the report of another deadly incident in the area. He sent his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims slain in the mindless and gruesome attack, and prayed for the repose of their souls
In the meantime, as investigations into this incident progress, security agencies will patrol the area. The Governor wishes the injured residents a speedy recovery.