At least six people were killed in yet another attack by gunmen suspected to herdsmen in Anguwan Mailafiya, Gwong Chiefdom, Jama’a local government area of Kaduna state.
The latest attack happened barely 48 hours after gunmen invaded a Carol service at Nindem community in the same locality.
Details of the latest attack are scanty but the gunmen were said to invaded the village around 10pm on Sunday.
Reacting to the attack, Shehu Garba, representative of Jema’a/ Sanga federal constituency in the house of representatives, called on Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, and the security agencies to “nip the menace in the bud in before things get out of hand again”.
“It was with deep shock and concern that I received the news of the attack on Nindem Village in Godogodo Chiefdom at about 10pm on Friday 22 December, 2017,” he said in a statement.
“In the attack, four persons were killed and 10 others were critically injured.
“While we were mourning the deaths at Nindem, at about 10pm on Christmas eve on Sunday, the security personnel received distress calls of another attack at Ungwan Mailafiya, Gwong Chiefdom.
“By daybreak on Christmas day, six persons were confirmed killed including a child of about six years old while many others were injured” the lawmaker said in the statement issued on Monday.”
He lamented that the recent stacks defied human comprehension and logic as there appears to be no immediate trigger.
He said the attack on the eve of Christmas is a demonstration of the total contempt of the perpetrators of the solemnity of the season.