More security personnel have been deployed to Sanga local government area following the attack on Nandu Village in Kaduna State.
Also, the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, was directed to provide relief materials to the people of the area.
The government of Kaduna State made these known in a statement by its spokesman, Samuel Aruwan.
While commiserating with families of the victims of the attack, the government said the way to end violence was by “respecting our common humanity, settling differences peacefully and promptly reporting threats and suspicions to the appropriate authorities.”
The government said already, the security personnel had recovered the bodies of some of the victims.
The statement reads: “Security agencies have been deployed in the area, and the State Emergency Management Agency has been directed to immediately provide relief materials to the affected community…
“The security agencies have so far recovered nine corpses, including children. The attackers also burnt several houses in the village.
“The government condemns this attack on the lives and security of citizens and appeals to our communities to resist those who do not want peace.
“The governor, on behalf of the government and people of Kaduna State, commiserates with the families of the victims and prays for the repose of their souls.
“Government, security agencies, traditional and religious institutions will continue to work towards sustainable peace.
“In this moment of grief, we must come together to defeat the machinations of those who have no notion of respect for the lives of others.
“Violence has left an unacceptable toll of death and injury, loss of livelihoods, pain and fear.
“We must overcome this by respecting our common humanity, settling differences peacefully and promptly reporting threats and suspicions to the appropriate authorities. Evil will never triumph over our common humanity.”