Eight villagers, including a community leader, were killed by armed bandits in three local government areas of Kaduna State.
As a result of the attacks, three people died in Giwa, four in Igabi, and a community leader died in Chikun.
The security agencies reported that the attack in Giwa took place in the village of Na’ikko.
According to the report, the youths reacted to the initial attack by attacking the Fulani settlement Rugan Abdulmuminu and killing two persons, some of whom they alleged were linked to it.
Samuel Aruwan, the state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, confirmed the attacks in a statement on Friday.
According to him, the attack at Igabi took place at Dakyauro village, Sabon Birni, where four people were killed and 25 cows rustled.
He said two people were injured in the attack at Igabi, while a community leader, Dauda Adamu, was killed by bandits at Ungwan Ayaba in Chikun LGA.
In addition, the commissioner said the armed bandits destroyed farmlands on the outskirts of Gigani village, Kerawa, Igabi LGA, and stole 14 bulls that farmers were using as ploughs.
On receiving the reports, Governor Nasir El-Rufai sent condolences to the families of those who lost their lives, and he prayed for their repose.
In his remarks, the commissioner said the Governor noted with deep concern the incidents in Na’ikko village, in Giwa Local Government Area, and advised residents to resort to law.
The government was working closely with security agencies and stakeholders, so he urged them to avoid killings and reprisals that would harm the peace in the area.