Gunmen have reportedly killed one person and abducted 45 people in Angwan Aku community in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State.
The attack was said to have occurred on Sunday when residents of the community were preparing to go to church to celebrate Christmas.
The gunmen were said to have stormed the village in large numbers on motorcycles and were all well-armed.
“They came around 10am on Sunday, when people were preparing to go to church.
“There were many and they parked their motorcycles on a bush path before they entered the village, shooting sporadically.
“They went from house to house, kidnapping people. They killed one person and went with 53 people, but seven people escaped and came back. So, 45 people are with them,” a resident of the community said.
The community is said to be far from Mararaban Kajuru, an area where an army base is located.
Spokesperson of the Kaduna Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, said he was not aware of the incident at the time of filing this report.
He, however, said he would provide more information when he confirms the attack.