by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
In what could be regarded as banditry war, armed bandits have reportedly razed down a church building in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state central, causing tension in the area.
Kaduna security update on Sunday, 21st February, 2021, has received a statement that security agencies have reported that armed bandits razed the building of the Holy Family Catholic Church and two homes in Kikwari Village of Kajuru local government area, with no human casualties yet to be reported.
According to Internal Security and Home Affairs commissioner, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, the report received stated that the local natives fled the area on receiving information that some bandits were sighted outside the village.
It stated that on getting to the location, the armed bandits set ablaze the place of worship and the two houses.
Receiving the report, Governor El-Rufai commiserated with the community, and condemned the setting ablaze of the place of worship and two houses by armed bandits.
As usual, the governor sympathized with the church and assured them that the government under his watch would continue to work hard in the fight against banditry and other crimes.
He charged worshippers to remain strong in their faith and devotion, and see it as an act perpetrated by enemies of peace, humanity and diversity, who will not succeed but will be defeated, by the grace of God.
The governor has directed the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency to urgently assess the damage done and take appropriate action.