The attack was carried out on Monday.
The Governor of Kaduna State, Ramalan Yero, has condemned the Monday attack at two villages in Sanga Local Government Area.
He described the act as a “provocative attempt by some unpatriotic people to cause confusion and unrest.”
In a statement by his Director General Media and Publicity, Ahmed Maiyaki, the Governor condoled with families of victims of the attack.
“We call on people in Fadan Karshi and other parts of the state to remain calm as security forces have already been deployed in the area to maintain law and order,” Mr. Yero said. “We should remain united and resolute in resisting obvious attempts by agents of darkness to create confusion and sow seeds of discord in our state.”
The Governor said the security agencies have already been directed to commence an investigation into the matter and are on the tracks of the criminals.
“No stone shall be left unturned in our resolve to bring perpetrators of this attack and all other criminal assault on our people in the past to justice,” he said.
The Governor enjoined the people of Kaduna State to continue to live in peace with one another and to become more vigilant in observing happenings in their areas with a view to assisting security agencies with relevant information on suspicious persons and movements within and around their communities.
No fewer than 38 persons were killed in the separate attacks on two villages in Sanga Local Government Area.
The gunmen unleashed mayhem on Ankpon Village in Nandu and Kabamu Village in Fadan Karshi, all of Numana District.