Tudun Doka community under Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, was invaded by suspected Fulani herdsmen killing dozens of persons in the process.
The nine persons, mostly women and children, who were hacked to death with machetes by the attackers include Richard Yusuf, Kefas Yusuf, Fidelis Wada, Kachia, Genesis Soja, Victoria Gyata, Rose Soja and Rahab Soja.
Three-year old Elizabeth is currently hospitalised with severe injuries.
An eyewitness, Rifkatu Hassan, said;
We were just waking up when the herdsmen came around 5am. They came with weapons and started chopping people to death.
The attack comes on the heels of similar incidents, which occurred between May 19 to 24, when suspected herdsmen attacked Idazau, Etissi, Bakin Kogi, Dutsen Gora, UN Gora, Pushu Kallah and Magunguna villages, killing scores of persons and razing several buildings in the process.