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Gunmen Kill 14, Injure 17 Including Women And Children In Kaduna State

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Gun Men Attack Ungwan Paa-Gwandara Village

Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed 14 persons and injured 17 others on Sunday night at Ungwan Paa-Gwandara village in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Mr Joshua Paul, a resident of the community told news men in Kafanchan today that the victims were at a wedding when they were attacked at about 8pm.

“Nine persons were killed on the spot while five died this morning at the Kafanchan General Hospital.

“Seventeen others including six children who suffered severe degree of bullet injuries are still in critical condition,” he said.

Also, Mrs Victoria Martins, a victim who was being treated at the General Hospital in Kafanchan, told the News Agency of Nigeria that women and children were most hit during the attack.

Confirming the report, Chairman of Jema’a local council, Mr Peter Averik, said on telephone that he was yet to be fully briefed on the incident but that the police had since been drafted to the affected community.

The police was yet to react to the incident at the time of filing this report. However a source said the command would issue a statement later.


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