Many Killed, Others Kidnapped As Bandits Attack Churches In Kaduna
Many people have reportedly been killed, or
injured and kidnapped by armed bandits in fresh
attacks on Gwagwada community, Chikun Local
Government Area of Kaduna State.
The bandits allegedly stormed a Baptist church at
Lukuru village and another church where
members traditionally wear white garments at
Gwagwada road in the early hours of Wednesday,
and started shooting sporadically.
According to an eyewitness, two persons were
killed instantly during the attack while many
others sustained various degrees of injury.
The source said many people were also
One of the churches was reportedly raised down
by the heavily armed bandits who invaded the
area during the attacks on the churches.
The source also stated the incident occurred early
in the morning at Mahu village in Gwagwada.
A former Secretary of the Gbagyi Youths
Association, Abashe Dauda, who also confirmed
the incident, said, “The bandits have attacked
Mahu village, a community before Bakin Kasuwa
along Gwagwada Road in the Chikun Local
Government Area of Kaduna State; it happened a
“Workers of Tanadi Water Company, Dutse were
also kidnapped and they are mostly residents of
Dutse community. A church was burnt while food
items were looted. Properties were also destroyed
during the attacks.”
The police have yet to confirm the incident, but
sources said many people were kidnapped, while
some were killed in the attack.
The youths of the area reportedly assembled in a
hall after the attack to discuss the problem of
insecurity in the area and find a lasting solution to
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