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Gunmen Kill One, Abduct Four Worshippers In Kaduna Church

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Lovetvnews Nigeria reports that atleast, a worshipper was killed, with four others kidnapped from a church in Manini village, Chikun local government area of Kaduna on Sunday.

Reacting to the attacks, Kaduna State Government condemned in the strongest terms, the Sunday attack by bandits on a place of worship in Manini village.

In a statement, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said security agencies reported to the Government that the bandits attacked congregants at Haske Baptist Church, Manini, about 9:30am, and killed a worshipper, Dr Zechariah Dogonyaro.

Aruwan said four other worshippers were abducted from the church.

He said one resident, Shehu Mainika, was injured in the general area by the bandits.

Aruwan said other reports received from security agencies, showed that bandits invaded Bagoma village, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area and killed 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.

He said there was an attack by bandits at Amfu village in Kachia Local Government Area, in which one Mrs Rahila Dauda was shot dead.

Aruwan 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 Local Government Area.

He said 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.

He said Governor Nasir el-Rufai roundly denounced the attack on the church in Chikun Local Government Area as a shocking act of depraved persons far-removed from humanity.

He said 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.

Aruwan said the Governor sent heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and to the Haske Baptist Church.

He said 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.

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