Gunmen on Saturday night attacked and killed 10 residents of Tattaura Village in Kaduna State.
Mike Maikarfi, a pastor, told journalists on Sunday that the victims were having a post-Christmas celebration when they were attacked. He said four people also sustained gunshot wounds.
The injured were rushed to a hospital in Akwanga, Nasarawa State, because it was closer than rushing them to Kafanchan in Kaduna, he said.
“The attack took place at 10:12 p.m. while Christmas celebration was going on in the community,” the cleric said.
He added that Tattaura is a community in Ancha District of Ninzo Chiefdom. It is two kilometres east of Gwantu, the headquarters of Sanga Local Government Area.
“The attack took place in a shop where some men were relaxing. Tattaura community celebrated their Christmas yesterday night (Saturday) with dances by youths, children and adults,” he said.
He listed the names of those killed as Joel Ambo, Yakubu Ambi, Yamu Idzi, Anche Ishaku, Misalai Ngbo, Ishaya Anche, Monday Samson, Joel Anzah, Jonathan Anche and a young man popularly known as P – Square.
As at the time of this report, arrangements to hold a mass burial were being held, while sympathisers and relations were still trooping to the village.
The Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Umar Shehu, who confirmed the incident said security agents have been dispatched to the village.
No arrests have been made.