The death toll from the attack on Godogodo village in Kaduna state, northwest Nigeria has risen from 20 to 44.
Gunmen invaded Godogodo village on Saturday night, shooting sporadically and setting buildings ablaze.
At least 20 people were killed and property destroyed during the attack. This led to the imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew in the village in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
But during a visit to the area by the state government officials, led by the Deputy Governor, Mr Bala Bantex, the residents revealed that the armed men unleashed violence again on the community early on Monday.
They accused security agents of not responding quickly to the numerous calls for help by the residents while the violence lasted.
Meanwhile the state government has promised to alleviate the suffering of the victims, through the intervention of the National and State Emergency Management Agencies.
The state’s Deputy Governor, Bala Bantex, advised residents to remain calm, just as government officials began an assessment of the extent of damage done.