The incident reportedly occurred in Damisa-Zankaro; heavily populated by the Gbagyi ethnic group in Chikun local government area of Central Kaduna.
The security source said that the armed militiamen were resisted by 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,” said the source.
He added that the exact casualty figures remained unknown as security officials were still trying to secure the village. “Some of the security people are rushing the injured to hospitals in Kaduna town,” the source added.