Not less than 19 wedding guests in Kaduna killed by gunmen on July 19.
Tragedy struck at a wedding in the Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State as not less than 19 people were killed in an attack by gunmen.
The killers stormed a wedding afterparty in the Kaura area on the fateful night and opened fire killing at least 19 guests.
This happened at about 10:30 pm on Sunday July 19.
Mr Yashen Titus, the President of the Community’s Development Association confirmed the incident saying,
“The attackers were heavily armed.17 people died instantly from the gunshots . 32 other people who sustained various degrees of injury were rushed to the hospitals, but unfortunately, two of them died in the hospital.
As I speak, some of the villagers are still missing and we don’t know their state . We cannot even search deep into the bush because security agents not been deployed to the community yet.”
The Spokesperson of the Kaduna State police command, ASP Muhammad Jalige also confirmed the incident and that the number of casualties are yet to be confirmed but he assured that security in the area had been beefed up. He said,
“Yes, there was an attack on the Kukum village of Kaura Local Government Area yesterday night . The area has been fortified, but we are yet to confirm the number of casualty. As soon as we get that, I will get back to you”