Again Bandits Kill 6, As Kaduna Gov’t Condemns Attack On Church

Suspected bandits have again invaded Bagoma village, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna and killed six persons.

The state commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the killing, also condemned the Sunday attack on Haske Baptist Church in Chikun LGA by bandits.

The commissioner gave the names of the six victims as Bala Gwamna, Kasage Ali, Mai Jakki, Makeri Kugu, Haruna Kawu and Ali Agaji.

He said one person, Salisu Gwamna, older brother of the deceased Bala Gwamna, was injured in the attack.

The commissioner further said it was reported to the government that armed bandits equally attacked Amfu village in Kachia LGA, in which one Mrs Rahila Dauda was shot dead.

On the attack on Church at Manini in Chikun, he said: “Kaduna State Government has condemned in the strongest terms the attack by armed bandits on a place of worship on Sunday morning in Manini village, Chikun Local Government Area.

“Attacking innocent worshipers who were exercising their natural and lawful right to assemble in worship, represented the worst kind of evil.

“The Governor sent heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and to the Haske Baptist Church.

” The Governor prayed for the repose of the souls of the slain in all the attacks. He also wished the injured victim a speedy recovery.”

He also said the partially burnt corpse of a seven-year-old, Abubakar Sarki Musa, was found in an uncompleted building in Hayin Danmani area, Rigasa, Igabi LGA.

One Saddique Umar, an 18-year-old resident of the area, confessed to killing him, after luring the boy into the deserted building in a bid to steal a phone placed in his possession.

Kaduna State Police command also confirmed the church attack in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer ASP Jalige.

He said a preliminary investigation conducted so far revealed that four people were missing which arouse a suspicion that they might have been kidnapped by the hoodlums, while two others sustained gunshot wounds.

He said normalcy had since been restored as security has been beefed up in the area with a view to forestalling the recurrence of the dastardly attack while concerted effort was ongoing to locate the missing persons.

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