The Kaduna state police command has confirmed the death of 29 persons including a policeman in fresh attack in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Tuesday morning.
The figure was given by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmad Abdur-Rahman during a news briefing in his office.
The commissioner added that two policemen were injured in the attack while 40 houses were burnt.
They received information that unknown gunmen entered Karmai village in Kajuru and started shooting.
According to him, the attackers went from hamlet to hamlet burning houses and killing people.
Abdur-Rahman said that the deployment of more security personnel to the area had brought the situation under control.
The police chief, however, said no arrest has been
made, but assured that the perpetrators would be arrested and prosecuted.