Gunmen suspected to be terrorists have killed no fewer than 17 people in separate attacks carried out on different communities in Kaduna in the last 24 hours.
The terrorists also razed down 10 buildings and destroyed two motorcycles and 50 bags of ginger during attacks on Zango Kataf and Chikun Local Government Areas of the state on Monday.
Some dry season farmers residing in Zango Urban general are also lost water pumping machines and other valuables.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said in a statement that those who survived the attack were currently at the hospital receiving treatment, while a search and rescue operation was ongoing for missing persons.
Mr Aruwan further disclosed that there were attacks in Sabon Gayan and Ungwan Turai villages in Chikun local government area, during which five persons lost their lives.
He also said troops of Operation Thunder Strike have launched into the forest to comb criminal hideouts in the Sabon Gayan area, following reports that several terrorists sustained bullet wounds.