The Evangelical Church of Winning All, ECWA, Gavaciwa in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State was attacked by bandit terrorists on Sunday leading to the death of a worshipper.
It was gathered that the terrorists attacked the church while service was ongoing in the church.
The Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs in the state, Samuel Aruwan, while confirming the incident, said the terrorist killed one Nasiru Abdullahi of Gobirawan Kamacha in Bina General area of Igabi Local Government Area.
Aruwan said the state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, condemned the attack and condoled with the families of the affected victims.
He further stated that the attack on the church was a divisive intent of the criminals who play on religious sensitivity.
Aruwan said, “The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has condemned in the strongest terms an attack against worshippers on Sunday morning by gunmen.
“Security agencies reported to the Government that the attack occurred at ECWA Church, Gabaciwa in Kachia local government.
“According to the report, a life was lost and some worshippers were seriously injured, who have been rushed to a medical facility.
“The security agencies are obtaining further details, on which the government will update the public in due course.
“The governor who expressed sadness over the incident, described it as an evil act targeting innocent citizens exercising their constitutional and universal rights to religious freedom.
“The Governor added that the attack on the worshippers was a divisive intent of the criminals leveraging religious sensitivity.
“The governor condoled the ECWA Church and the family of the deceased in particular, and prayed for the repose of the soul of the worshipper.”