According to senior security official in Kaduna State, heavily armed members of an unidentified militia group attacked a Gbagyi village late yesterday.
The incident occurred in Damisa-Zankaro in Chikun local government area of Central Kaduna.
Popularly known Gwari, members of the Gbagyi ethnic group, are historical owners of Kaduna town and are alsoliving in Minna, Abuja and Birnin Gwari in Kaduna and Nasarawa states.
The security source said, "The armed militiamen met a stiff resistance from the local populace who used locally made weapons to defend themselves, before the arrival of armed security operatives.
The Gwari people were defending themselves before a contingent of armed security arrived.
The exact casualty figures remained unknown as security officials were still battling to secure the village.
Some of the security people are rushing the injured to hospitals in Kaduna town."