- About 19 persons have been killed in Kaduna
- They were killed while celebrating after a wedding
- More than 30 people are said to have also sustained injuries
In another attack by unknown gunmen, about 19 people have lost their lives in Kukum Daji Village of Kaura local government area of Kaduna.
Also, about 31 people have sustained various degrees of injuries during the attack.
This was disclosed by the president of the community, Yashen Sunday Titus, Leadership reports.
He said the victims were shot to death while celebrating an after wedding party in one of the houses in the community.
According to him, the attackers stormed the Village at exactly 10:35pm, heavily armed and started shooting sporadically at the villagers.
Furthermore, some of the villagers are still missing.
Legit.ng had reported that, in what could be described as a bad day in Kaduna, gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a policewoman and her daughter.
Four other persons were also kidnapped at Bagado Village near Patrick Yakowa way in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.
According to eyewitnesses, the incident happened in the late hours of Saturday, July 18.
The bandits reportedly stormed the community and started breaking into people’s houses shooting sporadically into the air.
Channels TV, quoting multiple sources, reports that the gunmen abducted most of their victims after pulling down the windows and burglaries of the houses, while others were ordered to come out at gunpoint.
Meanwhile Legit.ng had reported that, in what many Nigerians will see as a laudable development, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai has revealed that the Nigerian Army has embarked on the reorganisation of military operations.
According to the military boss, this is part of efforts to combat banditry and ensuring lasting peace and security in Katsina state and the northwest as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Legit.ng had also reported that Buratai charged troops of the Nigerian Army to brace up for the defeat of bandits terrorizing the northern region of the country.
While addressing Special Forces fighting bandits on Sunday, June 28, in Batsari local government area of Katsina state, the army chief noted that there is no excuse for failure in military operations.
The COAS went on to warn the troops of serious consequences if, in the face of superior firepower, they abandon their positions.