Six people have been reportedly killed by unknown gunmen while eight others sustained gunshot injuries at Sabon Sara, near Kidandan village in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Report said that the hoodlums attacked the village at about 1:30 a.m. of Saturday morning in an attempt to kidnap one Alhaji Nasidi, a large scale farmer in the area.

An eye witness, who declined to be name, said the gunmen who stormed the village in large numbers were unable to kidnap the farmer instead, they whisked away his wife.

The source added that the villagers mobilised themselves and chased the gunmen and eventually retrieved the woman from captivity.

The Kaduna state police command is yet to confirm the attack.