– Kaduna Catholic Church Attacked By Unknown Gunmen – Also Baptist Church
St. Moses Catholic Church and the Maranatha Baptist Church, both in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, were faced with attack by unknown gunmen killing at least 3 members of the churches.
The attack is coming barely two weeks after gunmen opened fire on St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo local government area of Ondo State and murdered 40 congregants and also an ambush led by unknown gunmen using helicopter to invade the communities in the Kajuru LGA, killing no fewer than 32 villagers. Although the government officials claimed that the use of helicopter was for a rescue mission.
Reports says the gunmen shot indiscriminately at the church, killing 3 people and leaving several people injured.
“Three of the worshippers were gunned down by the terrorists and many are still missing. One of the victims was taken to St. Gerald Catholic Hospital in the state capital,” the report stated.
The state’s Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the attack on the church. The gunmen attacked worshipers in the Maranatha Baptist Church and St. Moses Catholic Church, and locals at Ungwan Fada, Ungwan Turawa, and Ungwan Makama in Rubu general area of Kajuru LGA.
“According to the report, the bandits stormed the villages on motorcycles, beginning from Ungwan Fada, and moving into Ungwan Turawa, before Ungwan Makama and then Rubu.
“In Rubu village, the bandits attacked worshippers in the Maranatha Baptist Church and St. Moses Catholic Church.
“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.
“The bandits looted shops and carted away some valuables from the villages.”
He also said the acting governor of the state has expressed her deep condolences to the family of the victims involved.
“She sent her sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims, as she prayed for the repose of their souls,” the commissioner said.