A worshipper at the Evangelical Church of Winning All in Kaduna has been killed in the church when a group of armed bandits stormed the church during Sunday worship service.
This just as another bandit reportedly killed one Nasiru Abdullahi of Gobirawan Kamacha in the Bina General area of Igabi Local Government Area of the State.
Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the attacks, quoted Governor Nasir El-Rufai to have condemned the attacks and the loss of lives.
Aruwan further quoted El-Rufai to have said that the attack on the worshippers was a divisive intent of the criminals who play on religious sensitivity.
The commissioner said, “The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has condemned in the strongest terms an attack against worshippers on Sunday morning by gunmen.
“Security agencies reported to the Government that the attack occurred at ECWA Church, Gabaciwa in Kachia local government.
“According to the report, a life was lost and some worshippers were seriously injured, who have been rushed to a medical facility.
“The security agencies are obtaining further details, on which the government will update the public in due course.
“The governor who expressed sadness over the incident described it as an evil act targeting innocent citizens exercising their constitutional and universal rights to religious freedom.
“The Governor added that the attack on the worshippers was a divisive intent of the criminals leveraging religious sensitivity.
“The governor condoled the ECWA Church and the family of the deceased in particular, and prayed for the repose of the soul of the worshipper.”
He said the governor had directed the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency to assess the area and provide succour to the victims currently receiving medical attention.
Similarly, the commissioner said the governor also condoled the family of one Nasiru Abdullahi of Gobirawan Kamacha in Bina General Area of Igabi local government who was killed by bandits.
“The governor also prayed for the repose of his soul.
“As of the time of this update, the government is awaiting other situation reports from security agencies,” he added.