On Wednesday night, unidentified balaclava-wearing armed men killed seven including a woman and injured fourteen more in Maro Market, under the Kufana district in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the northwest of Nigeria, a source close to the District Head of Kufana confirmed.
According to the local authorities, the incident occurred at around 7:30pm when the traders were preparing to close for the day.
A group of armed men is believed to have entered the market in a VW Golf and shot sporadically at the traders.
“They went there in their vehicle, alighted and shot sporadically at the traders without provocation then went back to their vehicle and drove away,” an eyewitness said.
The man explained that the gunmen wore black and their faces were under the masks. The whole incident lasted for less than 10 minutes and the offenders fled the scene without taking any traders’ possessions.