In Kaduna attacks, four communities in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, bandits are said to have killed at least 32 persons.
Ungwan Gamu, Dogon Noma, Ungwan Sarki, and Maikori are among the communities affected.
The police have yet to corroborate the tragedy, however Titus Dauda, the District Head of Kufena, told Channels Television that the attacks took place on Sunday and that 32 people were killed, as well as a church and many residences.
He went on to say that the bandits assaulted Dogon Noma in the early hours of Sunday morning, killing numerous people, predominantly men, before moving on to Ungwan Gamu and Maikori villages, where they also slaughtered individuals and set fire to houses.
The victims have been laid to rest, according to the district chief, and the afflicted communities have been deserted by locals for fear of being harmed.
According to a resident of one of the towns, a helicopter was observed shooting at the people from the air, while the remaining bandits waited on the ground to assault any fleeing residents.
However, a top security source countered the claim, saying that the military engaged the bandits both by ground and air, adding that this eventually forced the bandits to retreat.