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Gunmen Kill Two Worshippers, Kidnap Scores In Baptist Church

Unknown gunmen have Sunday invaded the Baptist Church, Kakau Daji in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing two worshippers and kidnapping unnumbered persons.

Rev. Ishaya Jangado, the President of the Kaduna Baptist Convention, confirmed the incident but noted that the exact number of those abducted had yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.

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

No official confirmation came too from either the state government or the police as the Kaduna State Police Command’s spokesman, ASP Mohammad Jalige, could not be reached when contacted as his mobile telephone was not connecting.

Chairman of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Joseph Hayab, while reacting to the incident, said the attack was “another sad story of how deteriorating our insecurity has become.”

Hayab added: “Citizens are being killed like chickens with only press statements as consolation.

“These evil people have troubled us for too long.

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


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