Bandits on Saturday night stormed Kaya village in Fatika district of Giwa local government area in Kaduna State and killed 15 people, burnt 11 shops and five vehicles.
Eight of the residents killed were indigenes of Kaya village while the remaining seven including a trailer driver who brought chicken manure were visitors.
It was gathered that the incident occurred around 8pm on Saturday and residents say they fear the attack is a likely reprisal on Friday’s attack on the home of a warlord and the killing of three of his relatives by residents of the village.
A resident of the village, Abdu Saidu told newsmen that the attack was linked to the burning of the house of an alleged warlord called Filani and the killing of three of his relatives on Saturday.
He said Filani’s gang was suspected to have abducted five persons including a soon-to-be bride from neighbouring Kaura village adding that the people of Kaura had sought help from residents of Kaya.
The Kaduna state Police Command confirmed the incident, Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige described the incident as an unfortunate one that residents had taken laws into their hands by attacking and killing people, they suspected to be bandits without informing the Police.