Gunmen kill 16 in fresh Kaduna attack

At least 16 persons were feared killed by unknown gunmen during an attack on Kaura LGA, Kaduna State on Sunday, residents have said.

The Kaduna police spokesperson, Muhammad Jalinge, was quoted by PREMIUM TIMES as saying the attack occurred at Kukum Daji community.

He, however, said the police are yet to ascertain the actual number of casualties.

However, residents said Sabon Gari Manchok, also in Kaura council area was also attacked by the gunmen who reportedly killed about 16 people and left many others injured.

A resident said the attackers stormed their communities on motorcycles around 10:30 p.m., shooting sporadically during a wedding event.

Kaduna has been experiencing unabated series of bloodletting by bandits and criminal groups which has left hundreds dead in recent years despite security presence.

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