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MANY DEAD AS ARMED MEN ATTACK WEDDING PARTY IN KAURA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA STATE

An ongoing wedding party was turned into mourning on Sunday night when armed men opened fire on attendees, killing an undisclosed number of people in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.


The Kaduna State Police Spokesperson ASP Mohammed Jalige who confirmed the attack told Eons Intelligence that investigations are ongoing to unravel the culprits and cause of the attack.


He added that the police are suspecting that the attack is a reprisal attack from one of the warring communities as against reports that the attack was carried out by herdsmen. 

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“There have been having issues of communal clashes, communal attacks in that area, so we are suspecting reprisal attack and then find out the cause,” the Kaduna State PRO told Eons Intelligence. 


He also said the area has been fortified with more security men to prevent another attack. 


Mr Yashen Titus, the President of the Community, told Channels Television that the armed men stormed the venue of an ongoing wedding at about 10 pm on July 19. 

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According to his account, the armed men opened fire and killed up to 19 people on the spot while two more were pronounced dead at the hospital. 


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