Some gunmen reportedly stormed Gora Gan community in the Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing seven residents including a 70- year old man and a six-year-old girl.
The incident which happened on Thursday had four of the same family killed that night.
It was also learnt that about 13 houses and two shops were razed by the gunmen who were said to have come in large numbers and started shooting discriminately around 800pm local time.
During the attack, scores of persons sustained injuries.
Meanwhile, another shooting took place on the Fadan Kagoma-Kwoi Road in Jema’a Local Government Area on Friday.
The driver was reportedly shot by the gunmen but had been stabilized.
However, Governor Nasir El-Rufai ordered an investigation into the two shooting incidents.
The statement was titled, ‘KDSG condemns attack on Gora Gan community as El-Rufai directs immediate relief intervention.’
In the statement, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, disclosed that security operatives informed the government of the attack.
Aruwan added that as troops ward off the attackers, the security personnel recovered seven bodies of the victims.
The names of those killed include: Peter Akaho (70), Ayuba Steven Sheyin (67), Jummai Ayuba (55), Ishaya Joel (35), Yakubu Saviour (14), Ayuba Goodluck (11) as well as a six-year-old Patience Ayuba.
The governor who condemned the attack directed aid workers to take account of the destruction and provide relief materials to the affected community immediately.
The statement read in part, “Security agencies, comprising the military and police, reported that Gora Gan community was attacked on several fronts, including the market area and houses stretching towards the Tudun Wada area of Gora Gan. Troops of Operation Safe Haven, Special Forces of the Defence Headquarters and police personnel are trailing the attackers.’’