Seven people were killed and another injured in separate attacks on villages in Nigeria’s northwestern state of Kaduna on Sunday.
The attackers were suspected bandits who attacked two villages in the Igabi local government area and another village in the Kajuru local government area of Kaduna, said Samuel Aruwan, the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs.
The people injured by the gunshot wounds are receiving treatment at a local hospital, Aruwan said, without giving full details of the attacks.
Local security agencies are investigating the attacks, he added.
Recently, a number of Nigerian students, as well as their teachers and family members, were freed after 10 days in captivity, Nigerian reports said On Saturday.
Nigerian officials said the kidnappers released 42 people, including 27 children, who were abducted from a school in central Nigeria 10 days ago, a day after more than 300 schoolgirls were abducted by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria.