- Kaduna state continues to experience serious security threats as suspected gunmen staged another attack on Sunday, April 25
- According to Senator Shehu Sani, the gunmen invaded a Baptist church in Chikun LGA, killed two people were killed while six were abducted
- The lawmaker lamented that more than 70 people have been kidnapped in the area in the past week
Senator Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker and social commentator, says Haske Baptist Church in Chikun local government area, Kaduna state, was attacked in the early hours of Sunday, April 25.
In a tweet he posted via his verified personal handle, the social critic said he confirmed that two people were killed in the fresh attack while six were kidnapped.
The former lawmaker condemned the tragic attack just as he noted that over 70 people have been kidnapped within the area in the last week.
The tweet reads:
"The attacks and abduction on Haske Baptist Church in Chikun LG, Kaduna State early this morning is tragic and condemnable.
"I called and confirmed that two were killed and Six were kidnapped. Over 70 people are in the hands of kidnappers within that axis in the last one week."
Nevertheless, the newspaper also confirmed that some members of the congregation were abducted while some sustained injuries.
The tragic development is coming days after some armed bandits shot three students of Greenfield University who had earlier been abducted from their school premises.
The gunmen abducted the students during an attack on the private academic institution located along the Kaduna–Abuja highway in Chikun local government area of the state on the night of Tuesday, April 20.
This was revealed in a statement by Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, on Friday, April 23.
The president in a statement released on Saturday, April 24, by his media assistant, Garba Shehu, described the students as bright youngsters who were cut down by evil people in their prime.
He vowed that his administration will commit all available resources towards fighting banditry, kidnapping, and murders being perpetrated by evil-minded people across the country.