Bandits Attack Church during Service, Kill and Injure several People

Bandits have attacked the ECWA Church at Gavaciwa in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing one person and injuring many people during worship service on Sunday.

The incident occured on Sunday morning while worship service was going on in the church.

This was confirmed in a statement issued on Sunday night by the State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.

He stated that Governor Nasir El-Rufai had condemned the attacks and condoled with the families of those who lost their lives during the unfortunate incident.

Aruwan who quoted El-Rufai to have said that the attack on the worshippers was a divisive intent of the criminals who play on religious sensitivity, revealed that scores of the injured worshippers were immediately rushed to hospitals.

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.”

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