Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed 19 persons in Kukum Daji village in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The attack which happened at around 10:30 on Sunday night left over 30 persons with various degrees of injuries.
The unknown gunmen were heavily armed with rifles and other dangerous weapons.
Speaking to newsmen on Monday, Yashen Titus, President of the Community’s Development Association, said the victims were shot dead at an after wedding party in one of the houses in the community.
Tutus said: “The attackers were heavily armed. 17 people died instantly from 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.”
Confirming the attack, Kaduna Police Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammad Jalige, said the casualty figure was yet to be ascertained but hinted the entire area has been fortified.
“Yes, there was an attack on Kukum Daji 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,” he said.