Gunmen kill 38 in north Nigeria`s Kaduna state: Officials

Unidentified gunmen killed 38 people, mostly women and children, in raids on two villages in northern Nigeria`s Kaduna state, an area plagued by years of sectarian conflict, officials said Tuesday.

AFP| Last Updated: Jun 24, 2014, 22:13 PM IST

Kano: Unidentified gunmen killed 38 people, mostly women and children, in raids on two villages in northern Nigeria`s Kaduna state, an area plagued by years of sectarian conflict, officials said Tuesday.

"Twenty-one people were killed in Karshi and 17 others were killed in Nandu. We are yet to identify those behind the attacks," the head of the area`s local government, Emmanuel Adamu Danzaria, told AFP.

"Most of the victims were women and children," he added, in an account supported by Ahmed Maiyaki, spokesman for Kaduna`s Governor Mukhtar Yero.