At least 21 people have been reported killed while 28 others sustained various degrees of injuries when gunmen , suspected to be fulani herdsmen, attacked Kukum Daji Village of Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday night, July 19.
The gunmen reportedly stormed the village at about 10:30pm during a wedding after-party and opened fire on the guests.
Confirming the incident, the President of the Community’s Development Association, Mr. Yashen Titus, said the suspected herdsmen opened fire on the people who attended the party, killing 19 people instantly.
“The attackers were heavily armed. 19 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.”
Also confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Kaduna state police command, ASP Muhammad Jalige, said the number of causalities is yet to be ascertained but that 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 told newsmen.