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JUST IN: 19 feared killed in Kaduna village assault

By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna

No fewer than 19 individuals have been reported killed in an assault by gunmen on Kukum Daji village in Kaura Native Authorities space of Kaduna State.

The Nation gathered the assault was launched on the village round 10:30 on Sunday night time.

It was additionally gathered 30 different individuals, who escaped by the whiskers, sustained numerous levels of accidents.

Eyewitnesses from the village stated the attackers, who have been closely armed with rifles and different harmful weapons, descended on villagers and killed them in chilly blood.

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President of the Neighborhood’s Growth Affiliation, Mr. Yashen Titus, advised newsmen on Monday the victims have been shot useless at an after wedding ceremony occasion in one of many homes locally.

He stated the attackers stormed the village at precisely 10:35 closely armed and began capturing sporadically.

In keeping with Tutus: “The attackers have been closely armed. 17 individuals died immediately from gunshots.

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“32 different individuals who sustained numerous levels of damage have been rushed to the hospitals, however sadly, two of them died within the hospital.

“As I converse, a number of the villagers are nonetheless lacking and we don’t know their state. We can not even search deep into the bush as a result of safety brokers not been deployed to the neighborhood but.”

When contacted, Kaduna Police Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammad Jalige confirmed the assault.

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He nonetheless stated the casualty determine was but to be ascertained however hinted your complete space has been fortified.

The PPRO stated: “Sure, there was an assault on Kukum Daji Village of Kaura Native Authorities space yesterday night time.

” The world has been fortified, however we’re but to verify the variety of casualty. As quickly as we get that, I’ll get again to you.”

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