An attack on Sunday in Zangon Kataf Local Government area of Kaduna State has left 12 dead while 2 were injured.

Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the attack in a statement on Monday.

He explained that the gunmen invaded the community on Sunday night and opened fire on the residents, leading to the death of 12 locals.

While two other residents who were injured during the attack have been taken to a hospital for treatment, security operatives were reported to be combing the area with a view to arresting the perpetrators.

Aruwan also said that Governor Nasir El-Rufai had expressed profound grief at the report of another deadly incident in the area.

According to him, the Governor sent his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims killed in the mindless and gruesome attack and prayed for the repose of their souls.

The deceased were identified as Philbia Yusuf, Suzanna Ezekiel, Rahib Alex, Ishaku Bamaiyi, Deborah Ishaku, Tinat Bamaiyi, Zichat Kefas, Sunday Daniel, Hauwa Gabriel, Fedelia Famson, Sadia Donald and Goodness Kefas.