An unidentified gunman opened fire on youths riding horses during a wedding ceremony in Kano on Wednesday.
The youth, who were said to be celebrating the wedding of one of their colleagues, were shot at and wounded by the yet-to-be identified gunman.
The victims, who suffered varying degrees of gunshot injuries, were rushed to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital for medical attention. In an interview, the father of one of the victims, Malam Mohammed Abdullahi, described the incident as very unfortunate.
“I have never witnessed this kind of madness in my life for someone to just open fire on innocent youths, without any just cause,” he stated. As of the time of filing this report, the victims were still at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, receiving treatment.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the shooting but said he did not have the details yet.