Four Anglican Church members Kidnapped, 10 others killed by terrorists in Kaduna

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…Official report Say’s 8 killed

By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Latest report has revealed that ten people were killed while four members of the Anglican Church of Zaria Diocese have been reportedly kidnapped by suspected terrorists along the Kachia-Kaduna Road in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State.

The incident was said to have occurred in the early hours of Tuesday when the terrorists barricaded the road and opened fire on a bus said to belong to the church, and a truck carrying firewood.

Authorities of the Anglican church have already reportedly confirmed the attack to journalists.

Official statement by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna, Samuel Aruwan, however stated that eight people were killed during separate attacks in the area on Tuesday.

The Archbishop of Anglican Church, Kaduna Province, Most Reverend Buba Lamido, said the bandits abducted four of the passengers, injured four others while the driver of the bus was shot dead.

He stated that one of the injured persons have been discharged from the hospital while the remaining three were receiving treatment.

“Aruwan, on his part, had also told journalists that 10 people were killed on Tuesday and four others injured in separate attacks by bandits in Kajuru, Chikun, and Kachia LGAs”, it added.

He said armed bandits barricaded the Kaduna-Kachia Road around Kadanye village in Kajuru local government, and opened fire on a bus.

Five people, according to Aruwan, were killed in the attack, and three others sustained gunshot injuries, while a truck driver was killed at the Doka axis of the road when bandits shot at his vehicle.

“In Kachia LGA, bandits invaded a herders’ settlement in Inlowo village, killing one Ibrahim Haruna before carting away 180 cows belonging to the victim.

“A group of armed men also attacked Akilbu village within Kachia where two persons sitting in a vehicle were shot”, it state.

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