Gunmen attack churches, kill 3 worshippers, kidnap others in Kadun
Yesterday some unknown gunmen attacked worshippers at Maranatha Baptist Church and St Moses Catholic Church in Robuh, Ungwan Aku, and locals at Ungwan Fada, Ungwan Turawa and Ungwan Makama in Rubu General area of Kajuru local government in Kaduna State.
Pandemonium striked as the worshippers were attacked while rounding up their first mass at St Moses Catholic Church where a total number of three worshipers were killed and a yet unspecified number of persons reportedly kidnapped in the process.
Kaduna State government speaking on the unfortunate incident through the commissioner for internal and home affairs -Samuel Aruwan said, that the report from security agencies had it that the bandits stormed the villages on motorcycles, beginning from Ungwan Fada, and moved into Ungwan Turawa, before Ungwan Makama and then Rubu, describing the incident as a well planned progressive attack.
Aruwan said, “In Rubu village, the bandits attacked worshippers in the Maranatha Baptist Church and St. Moses Catholic Church.
“Three locals have been confirmed killed in the attacks. They are identified as Peter Madaki (ward head of Ungwan Fada), Elisha Ezekiel (resident of Ungwan Fada), Ali Zamani (youth leader of Rubu).
“Two persons were left injured in the attacks: one Aniro Mai, and a yet-unidentified woman. An unspecified number of locals were also kidnapped, according to the received reports.
“The bandits looted shops and carted away some valuables from the villages,”
The acting governor Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, expressed deep sadness, and condemned the unfortunate event. She sent her sincere condolences to the families of the victims and also prayed for the repose of their souls.
Dr. Hadiza also commiserated with the attacked churches, and prayed for the speedy recovery of those injured.
Aruwan assured the public that several security protocols are being strictly adhered to and several actions are underway in order to apprehend the gunmen and bring them to justice.