In a new raid, bandits killed two individuals and kidnapped four others at the Dogon Noma-Unguwan Gamu Community in Kajuru Local Government Area, Kaduna State.
Several inhabitants of the neighbourhood were alleged to have been injured by bullets during the attack.
The state police have yet to confirm the attack, but a community leader in Kufana, Musa Yaro, told Channels Television that the incident occurred in the early hours of Friday when the bandits invaded the community and began shooting sporadically, killing two people and kidnapping three others.
Bala Laya and Gimbiya Coaster were killed, while Set Alkali, Saviour Christopher, and Sico Nicholas were taken, according to the source.
For numerous years, the Kajuru Local Government Area has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, owing to frequent bandit attacks.
On March 11, 2019, 52 people were slain, nearly 200 houses were burned down, and hundreds of more were sacked from their homes by the attackers.
CAN: ‘We’ve closed over 200 churches and lost 23 pastors in four years.’
The latest incident comes just days after the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) reported that over 200 churches have been closed and 23 pastors have been slain as a result of frequent bandit attacks in some sections of Kaduna State during the last four years.
Reverend Joseph Hayab, the Chairman of the CAN in Kaduna State, revealed the data during a confidence-building meeting with Christian leaders from the state’s 23 Local Government Areas and the state Commissioner of Police, Musa Garba.
“Let me tell you, Commissioner, that over 200 churches in Kaduna have been closed down.” The Baptists have closed over 115 churches from Birni Gwari to Chukun and Kajuru; the churches are no longer in operation.
“If you go to many churches now, you will see many pastors who came from churches that were closed down because they couldn’t continue; that is the type of situation we are in.”
“ECWA can tell you about hundreds of their churches, including the Assemblies of God, the Catholic Church, and many others.” As a result, we are obliged to close due to insecurity in Kaduna State, according to the Kaduna CAN Chairman.