Mr. Joshua Paul, a resident of the community Ungwan Paa-Gwandara village has reportedly said gunmen have killed 14 persons and injured 17 others on Sunday night at Ungwan Paa-Gwandara village in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, North central Nigeria. Mr. Joshua said that the victims were at a wedding when they were attacked at about 8pm.
He said, “Nine persons were killed on the spot while five died this morning at the Kafanchan General Hospital. Seventeen others including six children who suffered severe degree of bullet injuries are still in critical condition,” he said.
Confirming the report, Chairman of Jema’a local council, Mr. Peter Averik, said that he was yet to be fully briefed on the incident but that the police had since been drafted to the affected community.
An effort to get the reaction of the police on the incident was unsuccessful, but a source said the command would issue a statement later.