Gunmen kill 8 in separate attacks in northwest Nigeria

At least eight people were killed and four others injured in separate gunmen attacks in Nigeria’s northwestern state of Kaduna, an official said on Tuesday.

Security agencies have reported the incidents in the local areas of Kajuru and Kachia, said Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for the state’s internal security and home affairs, in a statement.

Five people were killed when armed bandits opened fire on a bus as well as a truck carrying firewood after blocking the Kaduna-Kachia road around Kadanye village in Kajuru, an attack that also left three others injured, said Aruwan.

In another incident, gunmen barricaded the Doka axis of the same road and shot at a truck, killing the driver, he said.

In Kachia, gunmen invaded a herders settlement in Inlowo village, and killed one person before carting away 180 cows, according to the security chief.

At Akilbu village in Kachia, Aruwan said, gunmen shot at a vehicle, injuring two people with one of them later dead in hospital.

Aruwan did not give further details such as the dates of the fresh attacks.

A series of gunmen attacks have hit the northern part of Nigeria in recent months.