Gunmen operating in Southern Kaduna have killed 33 people in a village called Ambie and another 10 in Paa village. A security source told SaharaReporters that the killings took place in the late and early hours of Saturday.

The latest killings bring to about 200 the number of people killed since Monday in Sanga local government area in Kaduna State.

A community leader in the embattled area said there was a serious humanitarian crisis in the area. "More than 30, 000 people are camping in many public schools and police stations, and thousands are fleeing their villages to Nasarawa and Plateau states.

Sunday Ugah, a lawyer and member of the affected communities, made the disclosure.

Military authorities in the state confirmed the latest attack, but said they had not received full details of casualties.

The military said about 10 villages have been sacked by the armed bandits, while troops have been deployed to the area from Abuja, Nasarawa and nearby Plateau states in addition to mobile police officers.

Mr. Ugah said neither the state government nor agencies like the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had intervened.

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