14 Killed, 17 Injured as Gunmen Storm Kaduna Wedding

No fewer than 14 persons have been killed and about 17 injured Sunday night when gunmen attacked a wedding at Ungwan Paa-Gwandara village in Jema’a Local Government, Kaduna State.

A resident of the community, Mr Joshua Paul, said in Kafanchan on Monday that the victims were at a wedding ceremony when they were attacked at about 8:00 pm.

“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, said that women and children were the most hit during the dastardly raid.

The Chairman of Jema’a local council, Mr Peter Averik, said security agents had since been drafted to the affected community.

The state police command has yet to issue a statement confirming the attack.


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