By Frank Oshanugor
The Kaduna State Government has condemned in strongest terms, the attack by armed bandits on a place of worship on Sunday morning in Manini village, Chikun local government area.
SECURITY REPORTERS. com gathered that armed bandits had attacked congregants at Haske Baptist Church, Manini, about 9:30am, and killed a worshipper, Dr Zechariah Dogonyaro.
Four other worshippers were abducted from the church while a resident, Shehu Mainika was also injured in the attack by the bandits.
It was also gathered that armed bandits invaded Bagoma village, Birnin Gwari LGA and killed six persons, namely Bala Gwamna, Kasage Ali, Mai Jakki, Makeri Kugu, Haruna Kawu and Ali Agaji
One person, Salisu Gwamna, elder brother of the deceased Bala Gwamna, was reportedly injured in the attack.
Also reported was an attack by armed bandits at Amfu village in Kachia LGA, in which one Mrs Rahila Dauda was shot dead while 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 Commissioner in charge of Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, while confirming the incidents on Sunday said, “Governor Nasir El-Rufai has roundly denounced the attack on the church in Chikun LGA as a shocking act of depraved persons far-removed from humanity.”
The Governor added that attacking innocent worshipers who were exercising their natural and lawful right to assemble in worship, represented the worst kind of evil.
Governor Nasir El Rufai has subsequently sent heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and to the Haske Baptist Church and prayed for the repose of the souls of the slain in all the attacks. He also wished the injured victim a speedy recovery.