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Many Killed, Abducted As Bandits Attack Churches In Kaduna

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Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked Gwagwada community, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State reportedly killing and kidnapping many people.

It was gathered that the gunmen allegedly stormed a Baptist church at Lukuru village and another church where members traditionally wear white garments at Gwagwada road in the early hours of Wednesday, and started shooting sporadically.

A witness told SaharaReporters that two persons were killed instantly during the attack while many others sustained various degrees of injury.

According to the eyewitness, many people were also kidnapped by the gunmen.

While revealing that a church was razed down by the bandits, the source stated the incident occurred early in the morning at Mahu village in Gwagwada.

Confirming the attack, a former Secretary of the Gbagyi Youths Association, Abashe Dauda,  said, “The bandits have attacked Mahu village, a community before Bakin Kasuwa along Gwagwada Road in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State; it happened a while ago.

“Workers of Tanadi Water Company, Dutse were also kidnapped and they are mostly residents of Dutse community. A church was burnt while food items were looted. Properties were also destroyed during the attacks.”