Gunmen have killed six persons in an attack, which spanned across Ungwan Magaji, Kigam, Kisicho and Kikoba villages in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.
They also razed eight houses, six huts, motorcycles and a power generating set during the attack.
Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan said Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the attacks in strongest terms.
According to the Commissioner, investigations are ongoing in the general area.
Aruwan said: “In a report from the Defence Headquarters Operation Safe Haven, the armed assailants attacked the mentioned villages early on Monday morning, and swiftly left six residents dead.
“The deceased have been identified as: Joseph Maza, Timvan Cibi Ciwo, Monday Titus, Asabe Magani, Laraba Danladi and Yosi Danladi.
“Responding to a distress call, troops arrived the location and engaged the attackers, forcing them to retreat.
“In addition to the casualties, it was reported that eight houses, six huts, one motorcycle and a generator were razed during the attack. Some maize crops were also destroyed.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed his sadness over the attack and condemned it as an action of depraved entities stripped of every shred of humanity.
‘He prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims, and sent his condolences to their families. The Governor tasked security agencies working in the area to sustain thorough investigations into the incident.”