Sunday, in Kaduna State, bandits attacked the Maranatha Baptist Church and St. Moses Catholic Church in Rubu Village, Kajuru, murdering three residents.
Peter Madaki (Ward head of Ungwan Fada), Elisha Ezekiel (Resident of Ungwan Fada), and Ali Zamani were recognised as the victims (Youth leader of Rubu).
Two people were injured in the attacks, including Aniro Mai and an unidentified woman, while an undetermined number of villagers were abducted.
“The motorcycle-riding criminals attacked our people just after the conclusion of church service.” Two communities were targeted within the village of Rubu. The ward chief of Anguwar Fada is among those slain, according to a local resident identified as Maigari.
According to him, several worshippers escaped into the surrounding bush.
The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Homes Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident and stated that the assailants began in Ungwan Fada and then advanced to Ungwan Turawa, Ungwan Makama, and Rubu village.
He claimed that the bandits ransacked shops and stole items from villages.
“On a sad note, security services have reported to the Kaduna State Government that bandits attacked worshippers and residents in Ungwan Fada, Ungwan Tarawa, and Ungwan Makama in the Rubu general area of Kajuru local government area,” stated Aruwan.
“Upon receiving the report, the acting governor, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, expressed profound regret and strongly denounced the attack. She expressed her deepest condolences to the victims’ families and prayed for the peace of their souls.”
As investigations continue, Aruwan stated that security patrols are being undertaken in the general region.