- Armed bandits continue to wreak havoc in Kaduna communities with the latest attack leaving 8 people dead
- The suspects also torch the Assemblies of God Church in Ungwan Gaida community
- The Kaduna state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident
A report by Daily Trust indicates that armed bandits set a building housing the Assemblies of God Church was set ablaze in Ungwan Gaida community, near Kurmin Kaso, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.
According to the report, no fewer than eight people were killed in the attacks while several houses were burned as well.
Kaduna state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the violence on Wednesday, May 19, Daily Nigerian added.
The deceased have been identified by Aruwan as Gideon Bitrus, Bawa Gajere, Samaila Gajere, Bitrus Baba,Umaru Baba, Solomon Samaila, Sambo Kasuwa, and Samuila Kasuwa.
This tragic development is coming almost a month after 25 passengers, including 19 female members of the Anglican Church, were abducted during an attack along Kaduna-Kachia road.
The attack by armed bandits in the Chukun local government area of Kaduna state led to the death of eight people.
A medical doctor, Zakariah Dogo Yaro of the Kaduna state Ministry of Health was among those killed during the incident which happened on Sunday morning, April 25.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that many people lost their lives in Kaduna state as a result of bandit attack.
Specifically, the bandits killed 18 villagers at the Kutemeshi community in Kuyello District of Birnin-Gwari local government Area of Kaduna state. They invaded the community around 5.30 pm on Saturday, January 6.
In a related development, the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, advised the Nigerian government to impose the death penalty on bandits.
The Osun monarch during his speech at a farmer-herder summit Tuesday, May 18, in the Iwo local government of Osun state, suggested that all gunmen arrested for threatening the security of Nigeria should be punished by death.
The traditional ruler said capital punishment should be applied to whoever is found guilty of the offence irrespective of their ethnicity.