Suspected Boko Haram militants arrived the villages at 10 pm and began shooting and burning of houses until 1: 00 am in the morning. The attackers also burnt down Assemblies of God Church in Kufara, killing its pastor Reverend Innocent Chukwuemeka Mari.
The pastor was reportedly shot in the presence of his family before the invaders turned their guns on his wife.
A source said the gunmen were about 20 and armed with AK47.
A source said: “They came to the first village around 10pm and started shooting and killing people. They burnt houses and moved to the next village. Again, they started shooting and vandalising properties. Then they moved to the next. There they went to the home of Pastor Innocent Chukwuemeka Mari of Assemblies of God Church in Kufara. They killed him right in the presence of his wife and children. They shot the wife and left her for dead. They also set the church on fire.
“They carried out the attacks until the early hours of this morning. Nobody challenged them. Ten people were confirmed death, five were injured. Several homes were burnt.
“The injured are in critical conditions. They have all been moved to Ahmadu Bello Teaching Hospital Shika, near Zaria”, the source said.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Aminu Lawal, confirmed the incident, saying policemen have been drafted the village.