The deadly attacks were launched by unidentified gunmen on four villages in Kaduna state, Samuel Aruwan, state commissioner for internal security and internal affairs, said in a statement.
The attacks occurred on Thursday when the gunmen invaded the villages to obtain money, but were met with resistance from the villagers, The Nation, a local newspaper reported on Friday.
“From there the thing began,” said a quoted source.
Armed attacks have been a major security threat in parts of Nigeria, resulting in deaths and kidnappings. ■