Nigeria: Terrorists attack Kaduna churches, kill three, abduct many

June 22, 2022

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“Terrorists attack Kaduna churches, kill three, abduct many,” by Godwin Isenyo, Punch, June 19, 2022:

Suspected terrorists on motorcycles in the early hours of Sunday, attacked two churches, the Maranatha Baptist Church and the St. Moses Catholic Church, both in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State….

Our correspondent gathered that in the Sunday attacks, three worshippers were killed while several others were abducted when the attackers in large numbers swooped on the worship places.

According to a source, the terrorists shot indiscriminately as they approached the various churches, killing three while several others sustained injuries.

“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 source said.

Meanwhile, the state’s Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, has confirmed the attacks on the two churches on Sunday.

The Commissioner in a statement noted that based on security reports made available to the state government, the bandits attacked worshippers and locals at Ungwan Fada, Ungwan Turawa, and Ungwan Makama in Rubu general area of Kajuru LGA.

He also said the terrorists looted some shops while valuable items were carted away.

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.

He added that in Rubu village, the terrorists attacked worshippers in the Maranatha Baptist Church and St. Moses Catholic Church….

He said two worshippers were injured by the marauding terrorists and gave their identities to include one Aniro Mai, and a yet-to-be-identified woman while adding that “an unspecified number of locals were also kidnapped, according to the received reports.”…