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Bandits invade communities, kill 5, burn church, house in Kaduna

…Pastor’s spouse, others sustain injuries.

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Five persons have been reportedly killed across two local government areas in Kaduna State, while a church and a house were also razed down by bandits.

A statement by the state internal security and home affairs commissioner, Mr Samuel Aruwan, explained that security agencies reported to Kaduna State Government that, two were killed and two others sustained injuries at Kabai in Chikun LGA of the state.

The agencies also reported that a church building of the Assemblies of God denomination and one house were burnt down by the armed bandit attackers. 

Those killed are, Zakka Kure and Dare Daudu, while two women were injured during the attacks are, Maryamu Daniel and Naomi Daniel, respectively.

“Spouses of some Pastors sustained injuries and are presently receiving medical attention in a private facility. 

“Citizens will be updated on further developments emerging from the area,” Mr Aruwan had stated.

Similarly, the security agencies have reported to the government of the killing of three citizens in transit and injuring of several others around the Lambar Zango area of Kaduna-Zaria Road in Igabi LGA. The citizens lost their lives, following an attack by armed bandits while on transit.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condoled families of the five citizens and prayed God grants them eternal rest. The governor further prayed for the speedy recovery of those receiving medical attention. 

“The Governor has directed the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency to carry out immediate assessment at the church and the other affected buildings in Kabai Village,” it stated. 

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