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Unknown gunmen kill 14 persons during wedding ceremony in Kaduna

FOURTEEN persons who attended a wedding ceremony at Ungwan Paa-Gwandara village located in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna State, on Sunday evening, ended up in the morgue after unknown gunmen opened fire during the event.

Seventeen others who were also at the wedding sustained various degrees of gunshot injuries and many of them are in critical conditions.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted one Joshua Paul, a resident of the community, as saying that nine of the deceased victims had died on the spot, while five died at the Kafanchan General Hospital on Monday morning.

The police are yet to comment on the development. Kaduna State has witnessed several violent attacks by hoodlums.

In October, Governor Nasir El-Rufai imposed a 24-hour curfew on parts of the state on two separate occasions following outbreaks of violence that also claimed lives.

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