At least 21 people have been reported killed while 28 others sustained various degrees of injuries when suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked Kukum Daji Village of Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday night.
While the State Police Command is yet to confirm the incident, the President of the Community, Mr. Yashen Titus told the press that the gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, invaded the venue of a wedding party in the community at about 10pm on Sunday night.
Titus, who explained that the suspected herdsmen opened fire on the people who attended the party, said 19 people died on the spot while two others later died at the hospital.
The remaining injured ones according to him were rushed to the Barau Dikko teaching hospital and other clinics in the state capital for treatment.
Steven Kefason, an activist from Kaduna State and Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, former Chairman of Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) tweeted about the incident.
Dear Twitter, if u like suspend my account but am going to tweet images of my brothers and sister massacred yesternight/today I’m Kukum Daji Kaura LGA of Kaduna state.@UN, @IntlCrimCourt @hrw your silence is loud enough to be heard and felt.#SouthernKadunaMassacre pic.twitter.com/KIefO6DeyH
Do those who speak of #SouthernKadunaGenocide not have a point?
Here, 15 victims of the overnight massacre in Kukum Daji, Laura LGA. pic.twitter.com/Yqs25tZIJg
— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) July 20, 2020
The Council Chairman, Emmanuel Adamu, who confirmed the attack, said the gunmen unleashed mayhem on Ankpon Village in Nandu and Kabamu Village in Fadan Karshi, all of Numana district.
While describing the incident as unfortunate, he said the gunmen killed 38 persons including women and children.