An attack by unknown gunmen on Kukum Daji village in Kaura Local Government area of Kaduna State has resulted in the death of 19 persons.
Daily Times gathered that the attack was carried out at night on Sunday, July 19.
The attack also left 30 others injured.
According to eyewitnesses, the perpetrators who were heavily armed stormed a wedding party and shot at people.
President of the Community’s Development Association, Mr. Yashen Titus, said 17 people died on the spot.
He 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.”
The Kaduna Police Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammad Jalige confirmed the attack.
He said: “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.”