Kaduna, 20 June, 2022 / 9:45 pm (ACI Africa).
Gunmen have reportedly attacked worshippers at Catholic and Baptist churches in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State in Nigeria, the Nigerian State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs has confirmed.
In a Monday, June 20 report, Samuel Aruwa provides details about the Sunday, June 19 attack on St. Moses Catholic Church and Maranatha Baptist Church that, according to the Associated Press, resulted in the killing of three people, “abduction of unspecified number of residents and the destruction of houses before the assailants managed to escape”.
“Based on security reports made available to the state government, the bandits attacked worshippers and locals at the Maranatha Baptist Church and St. Moses Catholic Church Ungwan Fada, Ungwan Turawa, and Ungwan Makama in Rubu general area of Kajuru LGA,” Mr. Aruwa has been quoted as saying.
The Kaduna State official adds, “The bandits stormed the villages on motorcycles, beginning from Ungwan Fada, and moving into Ungwan Turawa, before Ungwan Makama and then 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,” he says.