More than 40 people have been killed since Sunday in two village attacks by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria, where a military base was also attacked by suspected jihadists, authorities said Monday.
“Unidentified men attacked (Sunday) the village of Madamai in Kaura district … 34 residents were killed in the attack. Seven were injured,” Kaduna State security chief Samuel Aruwan said in a statement Monday. “Soldiers were dispatched to the scene of the attack, where they came under fire, before forcing the attackers to retreat after intense gunfire,” the official added.
“In retaliation” for this attack, as well as another in which one person was killed in the village of Jankasa, “eight people were killed, six were wounded, and several houses destroyed (…) in the village of Kacecere” by “unidentified men”, according to a new statement. The statement did not say whether the retaliatory attack was carried out on Sunday or Monday.
Data source: France24