Some hoodlums have reportedly stormed Dan Jamfari community, Barbaji village, in Rogo LGA of Kano state and burnt 10 houses.
Magaji Audu, a resident, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the assailants who were more than 200, invaded the village on Friday night and went from house to house, claiming they were looking for their stolen motorcycle.
He added that they were armed with sticks and cutlasses.
“The attackers tried to stab me in the presence of my family members when I refused to produce my children whom they claimed had stolen their motorcycle,” he said.
Audu said the assailants returned the day after and set his house and others on fire while his family members escaped.
“The hoodlums carted away food items, chickens, turkey, farming equipment and destroyed 10 houses within the village,” he said.
Saleh Jili, executive secretary of the Kano State Emergency Management Agency, said the agency sympathised with the victims and took relief materials to them.
He said the state government would leave no stone unturned to fish out the assailants and bring them to justice.
The relief materials reportedly given to the victims include 10 bundles of roofing sheets, 20 bags of cement, 10 packs of zinc nails, 20 bags of 10kg rice, 20 bags of maize, and five bags of salt.
The victims also got clothing materials, cutleries, buckets, vegetable oil, and five cartons of seasoning cubes.
Muhammad Maharazu, district head of Rogo, commended the emergency management agency for the kind gesture of the relief materials and said the Emir of Karaye had also reported the incident to the state government.