At least 10 persons have been killed when gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, attacked Ungwan Pah ll Gwandara in the Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Sunday night, the Kaduna Police have said.
The Kaduna Police spokesperson, Yakubu Sabo said the gunmen attacked the community around 9:30 p.m during a ceremony, injuring 21 others.
He said, “The attack took place on Sunday around 9:30 p.m. by unknown gunmen who attacked the community when the villagers were having a ceremony, shooting sporadically.
“Ten people were killed and others got injured. A combined team of police, military and civil defence under the leadership of the area commandant in Kafanchen rushed to the area to evacuate the victims to a hospital.”
The victims have been evacuated to a nearby hospital, Mr. Yabo added.
He further said that more security personnel had been deployed to the area.
Meanwhile, a statement from the Kaduna State Security Council issued by an aide to Governor Nasir El’Rufai stated that the deployment of troops is intended to further secure the area and facilitate extensive investigation of the incident and the apprehension and prosecution of the perpetrators.
The statement read partly, “The governor has sent a message of condolence to the community, expressing his deep sadness at the loss of lives and his sympathy for the victims and their families.
“The government also urged that anybody with useful information on the attack to kindly contact the security agencies.”