Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members killed eight persons while four persons were injured in the early hours of Wednesday at Gwaram Sabuwa, Gwaram local government area of Jigawa state.
The gunmen invaded the town between 2-4 am Wednesday morning, bombed the police station before shooting indiscriminately at villagers.
Residents said the unknown gunmen numbering over 20 entered the town in cars to perpetrate their dastardly act and left the town unhindered after causing severe harm to residents.
The gunmen threatened to come back if the people did not to stop enrolling their children in schools, stop accepting polio vaccination and close down all football viewing centre in the town.
Those killed were taken to a morgue in the state capital while the injured are currently receiving treatment at Gwaram general hospital. This is third time Gwaram town came under attack by unknown gunmen, but the latest attack is the most deadly because 9 innocent persons were reported killed in the attack.
The Assistant Inspector of Police (AIG) in charge of zone 1, Mr. Tambari Yabo confirmed the attack and the killings.