At least 30 people have been killed in separate attacks carried out by suspected Fulani militants in the Kaduna state of Nigeria in recent days, including over 20 who were killed in an attack on a wedding venue on Sunday.
According to Nigerian media, at least 10 people were killed Monday evening in an attack on the rural Gora Gan village in the Zangon Kataf local government area while seven others were said to have been injured.
He was quoted as saying that there were as many as 50 attackers who shot their weapons sporadically and burned houses.
Makama said that while most of the bodies of the deceased were sent to a local hospital, some community members are still searching for their loved ones.
The attack came a day after at least 21 others were reported killed and as many as 30 others were injured when suspected gunmen attacked the Kakum Daji Village of Kaduna’s Kaura local government in Kaduna Sunday night.
Yashen Titus, head of the local community’s development association, told Vanguard newspaper that gunmen believed to be herdsmen opened fire on a wedding party at around 10:35 p.m. He said 19 people died at the wedding venue while two others later died at a hospital. Those who were injured were also taken to the hospital, he said.
“As I speak, some of the villagers are still missing and we don’t know their whereabouts or their situation,” Titus said. “We cannot even search deep into the bush because security agents have not been deployed to the community yet.”