Armed men killed 18 people and wounded 30 others in an attack on a wedding in the troubled state of Kaduna in northern Nigeria, according to local officials yesterday.
The sources pointed out that gunmen in motorcycles stormed the wedding ceremony in the village of Kokum-Daji in the Kura region Sunday evening, and opened fire on the guests.
“The gunmen killed 18 people at the wedding ceremony and wounded 30 others, the majority of whom are young,” district official Big Big Catoka Ayuba told AFP.
“Fifteen people were killed instantly, while three others died in hospital,” he added.
State police spokesperson Mohamed Jalingi confirmed to AFP that the attack had taken place, but without saying any results.
“There were casualties reported during the attack, but we do not yet have the final number of casualties,” he said.
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