Gunmen on Wednesday night attacked Kachia town, headquarters of Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
An eyewitness who spoke to Daily Trust said a dozen gunmen launched the attack around 9:30pm and abducted many residents.
He said the assailants first attacked a bakery inside Kachia town where people converged after the night (isha’i) prayers.
“They just came to the bakery and started shooting anyone on sight. Immediately, two people were brutally murdered at the bakery. One is a driver and the other one a businessman,” the source who declined being named for security concern, said.
He said it was not possible to ascertain the actual casualties as of that night as many of the wounded were taken to a private clinic inside the town for medical attention.
“Dozens of others wounded were taken to Royal Clinic for medical attention. We can’t ascertain how many people were killed, wounded or even abducted because the entire town is in disarray,” the source said.
Among those abducted were 18 women, who were mostly nursing mothers and pregnant, six infants and eight children.