Gunmen attack Kaduna Catholic church, kill three, injure others

St. Moses Catholic Church, Robuh, Ungwan Aku in the Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State was attacked by unknown gunmen while worshippers were winding down the first mass.


In the course of the attack on the church, three worshippers were killed while many others were kidnapped by the gunmen.


One of the victims of the attack,  was taken to St. Gerard Catholic Hospital, Kaduna for medical attention.


The gunmen came to the church in their large numbers and started shooting sporadically at the worshippers.


In the course of the shooting, three persons were killed while others sustained various degrees of injuries and have all been rushed to hospitals for treatment.


Speaking on the ugly incident, the Kaduna State government through the commissioner for internal affairs and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan said, report from security agencies had it that the bandits stormed the villages on motorcycles, beginning from Ungwan Fada, and moved into Ungwan Turawa, before Ungwan Makama and then Rubu.

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

“Three locals have been confirmed killed in the attacks. They are identified as Peter Madaki (ward head of Ungwan Fada), Elisha Ezekiel (resident of Ungwan Fada), Ali Zamani (youth leader of Rubu).


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

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“The bandits looted shops and carted away some valuables from the villages,” Aruwan said.

Gunmen attack Kaduna Catholic church, kill three, injure others
Gunmen attack Kaduna Catholic church, kill three, injure others

Aruwan further said upon receipt of the report, the acting governor Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, expressed deep sadness, and condemned the attack in the strongest terms and sent her sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and also prayed for the repose of their souls.

The acting governor also commiserated with the attacked churches, and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.


“Security patrols are being conducted in the general area as investigations are ongoing”.

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