From :Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Kaduna State Goverment has condemned the attack by armed bandits on Christian worshippers at a church in Manini Tasha village, Kuriga Ward in Chukun local government area of Kaduna State on Sunday.
The Commissioner Ministry of
Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan stated this in a statement made available to media in kaduna yesterday.
The Statement stated that
Security agencies reported to the government and that armed bandits attacked congregants at Haske Baptist Church, Manini, about 9:30am, and killed a worshipper, Dr Zechariah Dogonyaro.
According to the report, about four worshippers were abducted from the church.
One resident, Shehu Mainika was injured in the general area by the bandits.
An eyewitness, who narrowly escaped the scene at Haske Baptist Church in Manini village, Mr Yakubu Bala, noted that the bandits, who were heavily armed stormed the church and sorrounded the worshippers at about 9am.
He explained that the bandits came in their number, heavily armed and began to shoot sporadically at the worshipers, who scampered for safety in different directions.
According to him, “Dr. Zakariah Dogo Yaro, a medical Doctor with the Kaduna State Ministry of Health was shot dead and unspecified number of people kidnapped while so many worshipers sustained varying degrees of injuries.
“As am talking to you now, we have not seen some of our villagers who ran into the bushes while the shootings were going on.”