3 Worshippers Killed, Several Others Missing As Gunmen Attack Two Churches In Kaduna
Nigeria’s insecurity issue appears to be worse, as the country saw yet another attack on churches in the aftermath of the slaughter of congregants in Owo, Ondo State.
Gunmen struck again just two weeks after the Owo incident, this time in Kaduna State, where they targeted two churches.
Saint Moses Catholic Church and Maranatha Baptist Church, both in the Kajuru Local Government Area of the state, were both attacked by gunmen suspected to be bandits.
Three persons have been reported dead as a result of the attacks on three communities in Kajuru’s Rubu general area: Ungwan Fada, Ungwan Turawa, and Ungwan Makama.
According to sources, at least two people were injured, and numerous others are believed to have been abducted by the bandits.
The attacks on the churches have been confirmed by Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs.
Terrorists assaulted the settlements on motorbikes, starting in Ungwan Fada and going through Ungwan Turawa, Ungwan Makama, and finally Rubu, according to him.
According to Aruwan, the bandits attacked attendees at Rubu’s Maranatha Baptist Church and St Moses Catholic Church, killing three people in the process.
Peter Madaki, the Ward Head of Ungwan Fada; Ali Zamani, the Youth Leader of Rubu; and Elisha Ezekiel, another resident of Ungwan Fada, were among the victims, according to him.
According to the commissioner, two people were hurt in the attacks, and an undefined number of locals were kidnapped, citing security agency reports.
According to him, the robbers plundered shops and took some items from the villages.
Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, also condemned the attack and conveyed her sadness.
She expressed her condolences to the victims’ families and prayed for their souls to rest in peace. Balarabe also expressed his condolences to members of the assaulted churches and wished the injured victims a swift recovery.