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Kaduna Govt Reacts As Gunmen Attack Two Churches

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Kaduna Govt Reacts As Gunmen Attack Churches In Kaduna
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The Kaduna State Government has condemned the killing of three persons following an attack by gunmen on two churches in the state on Sunday.

Naija News earlier reported bandits invaded two churches in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state and killed three persons and injured two other persons.

In a statement released by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the state government expressed sadness over the attacks and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

Aruwan disclosed that the attack happened at Ungwan Fada, Ungwan Turawa and Ungwan Makama in Rubu general area of the local government.

He stated that the bandits stormed the villages on motorcycles, beginning from Ungwan Fada, and moving into Ungwan Turawa, before Ungwan Makama and then Rubu.

Aruwan also revealed that the bandits attacked worshippers in the Maranatha Baptist Church and St. Moses Catholic Church in Rubu village.

The commssioner, however, added that security agents are currently patrolling the area, while investigation into the incident is ongoing.

The statement reads: “On a sad note, security agencies have reported to the Kaduna State Government that bandits attacked worshippers and locals at Ungwan Fada, Ungwan Turawa and Ungwan Makama in Rubu general area of Kajuru local government area.

“According to the report, the bandits stormed the villages on motorcycles, beginning from Ungwan Fada, and moving into Ungwan Turawa, before Ungwan Makama and then Rubu.

“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 follows: 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.

“Receiving the report, the Acting Governor Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, expressed deep sadness, and condemned the attack in the strongest terms. She sent her sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims, as she prayed for the repose of their souls.

“The Acting Governor also commiserated with the attacked churches, and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.”