A few days ago, a marriage ended in a bloodbath. An armed man broke in and killed 18 guests.
Their happiest day of their life turned into a nightmare. A few days ago, Kaduna state, in northern Nigeria, was the scene of a massacre. On Sunday July 26, while a wedding was taking place in the village of Kukum-Daji, armed men burst in around 10:35 p.m. On the spot, they opened fire on the guests of this union. “The gunmen killed 18 people at the wedding and injured 30 others, mostly young men,” said Bege Katuka Ayuba, the administrative head of the district. Fifteen died on the spot while three others died in hospital. “It was not immediately clear who was behind the atrocious attack, but this part of Nigeria has recently been a hotbed of murderous violence between Muslim herders and Christian farmers.
The state police spokesman confirmed that there had been deaths without giving a toll.
“There have been reports of loss of life in the attack, but we do not yet have a precise figure of casualties,” said Mohammed jalinge. The predominantly Christian southern Kaduna region has been ravaged by a long-standing conflict between farmers and herders over grazing and water rights. There has been an upsurge in killings between the two groups in recent times, prompting state authorities to initiate an unsuccessful truce. A community leader from the region, who spoke with The Cable On condition of anonymity, said 30 seriously injured people were taken to the Throne Room Hospital, Kafanchan, St. Gerald Hospital and Barau Dikko Specialized Hospital in Kaduna.
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“The attack took place around 10 p.m. and lasted about an hour. The shepherds came in a convoy of motorcycles and they were armed with guns, he assured the media. We had a wedding earlier today and the young people continued with celebrations into the night. Everyone here is enraged by this attack. “Some of the villagers are said to be missing since this vile attack. Security forces have been deployed to the area to end its deadly settling of scores.” The government and security agencies let us down. We don’t know where to go, we don’t know who to believe. It is the government’s constitutional responsibility to protect lives and property, but this government has disappointed us terribly, he said. People wonder why the government allows herders to roam freely with weapons to kill people? Since the government has failed to fight these killers, we should be allowed to carry guns like them. “
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