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Worshippers abducted, two killed as gunmen attack Kaduna Baptist church

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Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed two worshippers at Baptist Church, Kakau Daji, Chikun LGA of Kaduna state.

The worshippers were attacked during the church’s Sunday service.

The gunmen were said to have surrounded the church before they started shooting sporadically.

A yet to be ascertained number of worshippers were also abducted from the church.

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Ishaya Jangado, president of the Kaduna Baptist Convention, confirmed the attack to TheCable.

“The incident occurred this morning but we don’t know the exact number of people that were kidnapped yet,” he said.

Mohammad Jalige, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, was not reachable for comment over the incident.

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Reacting, Joseph Hayab, chairman of the Kaduna state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), described the attack as “another sad story of how deteriorating our insecurity has become”.

“Citizens are being killed like chickens with only press statements as consolation,” he said.

“These evil people have troubled us for too long.

“I condole the families of the Baptist denomination and Kaduna Christians for this loss and urge our security agencies to separate war against enemies of Nigerians from politics. No one knows who will be the next target.”

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Chikun LGA is one of the areas where telecommunications services had been suspended by the Kaduna state government to fight banditry and kidnappings.

The attack on the church comes months after suspected bandits invaded the Bethel Baptist High School in Damishi, Kaduna, abducting 121 students.

Most of the students had since been freed.

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