For the umpteenth time, bandits allegedly attacked Adei village in Kutura station, Tantatu ward, Kajuru local government area, Kaduna state, killing two residents and setting fire to their homes.
One of the male victims, according to a report by Channels TV had his head and hands chopped off after he was killed by the bandits during the attack.
The police and the Kaduna state government have yet to confirm the attack, but a former chairman of the Kajuru local government area told Channels Television that the bandits first attacked some of the neighboring communities on Tuesday, burning down houses and shooting sporadically within the communities.
He claimed that the bandits later returned to Adei community, which is also under Kutura station, on Friday afternoon and carried out a similar attack, killing two people in the process.
During the unfortunate attack, over 30 houses and a church belonging to the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) were reportedly set ablaze, forcing residents to flee from the area.
The whereabouts of the Kutura community leader, Joseph Ayuba, is also unknown at the moment, as residents think he may have been kidnapped by the bandits during the attack.
Kajuru local government, which is located in Kaduna State’s Central Senatorial district, has been dealing with security challenges ranging from banditry to sectarian confrontations between Fulanis and Adaras.
Hundreds have been killed, and many more have been injured or kidnapped.