Nigeria: Gunmen Kill One, Abduct Four in Kaduna Church Attack – Official


The police command in the state says normalcy has since been restored to the area with security beefed up to prevent any reoccurrence of the unfortunate incident.

The Kaduna State Government has said one person was killed and four others abducted in an attack on Haske Baptist Church at Manini village, in Chikun Local Government Area.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the gunmen attacked the church at about 9.a.m on Sunday.

The government said one Zechariah Dogonyaro was shot dead while Shehu Haruna was injured.

A statement by Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for internal security and home affairs, said the government condemned the attack in strongest terms, but did not indicate measures being taken to secure the area.

On its part, the police command in the state said apart from those killed and injured, the gunmen abducted four worshippers.

The command’s spokesperson , Mohammed Jalige, in a statement, described the attack as unfortunate.

“Preliminary investigation conducted so far revealed that, four persons are missing which arouse a suspicion that they might have been kidnapped by the hoodlums.

“Two others sustained gunshot wounds, namely; Dr. Zakariya Doga Yaro, a staff of Kaduna State Ministry of Health attached to the Primary Healthcare Center in Rimi village, Udawa, Chikun LGA and Shehu Haruna.

“Unfortunately, Dr. Zakariya Yaro died on the spot while Shehu Haruna is currently receiving medical treatment.