32 residents of Madamai and Abun communities in Kaura LGA of Kaduna state have been murdered after bandits unleashed mayhem in the communities on Sunday.
Eight other people sustained injuries during the attack while about 20 houses were said to have been burnt by the bandits.
The attack was confirmed by Michael Magaji, a priest in the Catholic diocese of Kafanchan on Monday.
He narrated that the assailants shot sporadically in the air during the attack on the communities just five kilometres away from Kafanchan.
“I am in the hospital as I speak with you. We have brought 32 corpses for embalmment,” he said as reported by TheCable.
“We have eight people injured and they are receiving treatment. About 20 houses were burnt, 13 persons from the same family were killed.
“We intend to have a mass burial to call the attention of the world to what is happening to our people.”
Danjuma La’ah, the senator representing Southern Kaduna senatorial district, however appealed to residents of the area to remain calm and avoid taking the law into their hands.
La’ah called on the authorities to beef up security in the area to avoid further attacks and destruction of lives and property.