Eleven persons were killed Monday afternoon and many others injured when suspected terrorists attacked Albasu village under Sabon Birni district in Igabi Local Government Area, Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria.
According to eyewitnesses, the terrorists invaded the community in large numbers, shot sporadically and killed many residents.
They also rustled cows and other animals belonging to the community members.
Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the attack and disclosed that security agencies were already pursuing the terrorists in the area with a view to arresting them.
He also disclosed that some terrorists took similar operations in Maraban Kajuru, Kajuru Local Government Area of the state in which they killed one person and abducted two others.
Aruwan also said that troops on patrol around Chikun and Kajuru Local Government Areas boundaries found a corpse of an armed terrorist who died of gun wounds, while an AK47 rifle and other valuables were found beside the decayed corpse.
Kaduna State is currently under incessant terrorist attack with many villages ravaged by suspected terrorists.
The terrorists also operate along Abuja-Kaduna Highway on daily basis, killing and abducting commuters.
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