Gunmen kill 18 wedding guests in northern Nigeria

By: AFP      Published: 02:48 AM, 21 Jul, 2020
Gunmen kill 18 wedding guests in northern Nigeria

Gunmen have killed 18 guests at a wedding in northern Nigeria's Kaduna state, local officials said Monday, in the latest violence in the region.

The gunmen on motorcycles stormed Kukum-Daji village in Kaura district late Sunday and opened fire on the guests, they said.

"The gunmen killed 18 people at the wedding party and injured 30 others, most of them young men," Bege Katuka Ayuba, the administrative head of the district said.

"Fifteen died on the spot while three more died at the hospital," he said.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack but the area has been a hotbed of deadly violence.