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Two Killed, Worshippers Abducted As Gunmen Attack Kaduna Baptist Church

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Gunmen Kill 1, Abduct At Least 200 Islamiyya Students In NigerTwo worshippers at Baptist Church, Kakau Daji, Chikun LGA of Kaduna state have been killed by gunmen suspected to be bandits.

According to TheCable, the worshippers were attacked during the church’s Sunday service after the gunmen were surrounded the church and started shooting sporadically.

A yet to be ascertained number of worshippers were also abducted from the church.

Ishaya Jangado, president of the Kaduna Baptist Convention, confirmed the attack to TheCable.

He said;

The incident occurred this morning but we don’t know the exact number of people that were kidnapped yet.

Although Mohammad Jalige, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, was yet to comment over the incident, Joseph Hayab, chairman of Kaduna state chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), described the attack as “another sad story of how deteriorating our insecurity has become”.

He stated;

Citizens are being killed like chickens with only press statements as consolation. These evil people have troubled us for too long.

I condole the families of the Baptist denomination and Kaduna Christians for this loss and urge our security agencies to separate war against enemies of Nigerians from politics. No one knows who will be the next target.

Chikun LGA is one of the areas where telecommunications services had been suspended by the Kaduna state government to fight banditry and kidnappings.

Read Also: Bandits Release 10 More Students Of Bethel Baptist School

The attack on the church comes months after suspected bandits invaded Bethel Baptist High School in Damishi, Kaduna, abducting 121 studentsMost of the students had since been freed.

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