The Kaduna State government has confirmed the death of 11 people killed by terrorists in Kurmin Masara of Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria.
In addition to the killings, the terrorists also burnt over 30 houses and properties in the attack which took place on Sunday.
The government also said those injured in the attack have been evacuated for urgent medical attention.
Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the attack, said security operatives were on search-and-rescue operations and pursuit of the attackers.
Aruwan said according to the security reports, troops of the Nigerian Air Force Special Forces who responded to distress calls from the area also fell into an ambush as they mobilised to the scene of the attack.
The troops cleared the ambush and reached the area, along with troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH).
Aruwan said: “As of 4:30pm (on Sunday), eleven residents were confirmed killed, and some inflicted with gunshot injuries.
The victims confirmed killed are listed as follows: Elizabeth Ayuba, Veronica Auta, Bege Daniel, Kephas Waje, Promise Jacob, Damaris istifanus, Hauwa Joshua, Dogara Gambo,Lidia Ishaya, Michael Achi, Gabriel Michael.
“The Government of Kaduna State will make public further details as soon as they are received from security forces,” Aruwan added.