Bandits attack worshippers, kill 3 in Kaduna communities - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Sunday, June 19, 2022

Bandits attack worshippers, kill 3 in Kaduna communities

Suspected bandits at the weekend attacked worshippers and locals at Ungwan Fada, Ungwan Turawa and Ungwan Makama in Rubu general area of Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

This was contained in a statement by Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State.

According to the statement, the bandits stormed the villages on motorcycles, beginning from Ungwan Fada, and moving into Ungwan Turawa, before Ungwan Makama and then Rubu. 

In Rubu village, the bandits attacked worshippers in the Maranatha Baptist Church and St. Moses Catholic Church. 

Three locals were  confirmed killed in the attacks. They were identified as 

- Peter Madaki (Ward head of Ungwan Fada)

- Elisha Ezekiel (Resident of Ungwan Fada)

and Ali Zamani (Youth leader of Rubu).

Two persons were left injured in the attacks: one Aniro Mai, and a yet-unidentified woman and unspecified number of locals were also kidnapped, according to the received reports. 

The bandits looted shops and carted away some valuables from the villages. 

The Acting Governor , Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, expressed deep sadness, and condemned the attack in the strongest terms. She sent her sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims, as she prayed for the repose of their souls. 

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