Armed Bandits have attacked the Haske Baptist Church in Manini village, Chikun local government area killing a worshipper, Dr Zechariah Dogonyaro.
According to the report, about four worshippers were abducted from the church in the attack which happened on Monday morning.
Kaduna State government in a statement by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan condemned in the strongest terms the attack .
” Security agencies reported to the Government that armed bandits attacked congregants at Haske Baptist Church, Manini, about 9:30am, and killed a worshipper,
“One resident, Shehu Mainika was injured in the general area by the bandits.”
Similarly, Aruwan said security Agencies also reported the invasion of Vagina village ,Birnin Gwari LGA by armed bandits where six persons were killed.
He listed the name of those killed to include, Bala Gwamna, Kasage Ali, Mai Jakki, Makeri Kugu, Ali Agaji and Haruna Kawu.
” One person, Salisu Gwamna, older brother of the deceased Bala Gwamna, was injured in the attack.
” Also reported was an attack by armed bandits at Amfu village in Kachia LGA, in which one Mrs Rahila Dauda was shot dead.
” Finally, the partially burnt corpse of a seven-year-old, Abubakar Sarki Musa was found in an uncompleted building in Hayin Danmani area, Rigasa, Igabi LGA.
” One Saddique Umar, an 18-year-old resident of the area, confessed to killing him, after luring the boy into the deserted building in a bid to steal a phone placed in his possession.”
Governor Nasir El-Rufai roundly denounced the attack on the church in Chikun LGA as a shocking act of depraved persons far-removed from humanity.
The Governor added that attacking innocent worshipers who were exercising their natural and lawful right to assemble in worship, represented the worst kind of evil.
The Governor sent heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and to the Haske Baptist Church.
The Governor prayed for the repose of the souls of the slain in all the attacks. He also wished the injured victim a speedy recovery.