Senator Shehu Sani, who formerly represented Kaduna Central in the Nigeria National Assembly, has raised alarm over plans by terrorists in the state to wipe out all inhabitants in the Kajuru local government area.
Shehu Sani raised the alarm following today, Sunday attack on two Catholic Church in the Southern Kaduna area that left over three worshipers killed and about 36 others Kidnapped.
According to Peoples Gazette news media while citing News Agency of Nigeria, NAN report, the affected churches were Maranatha Baptist Church and Saint Moses Catholic Church, both located in Rubu, according to Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
“This was confirmed by the Kaduna State government who also noted that the assailants attacked other villages in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state in the raid.
“On a sad note, security agencies have reported to the Kaduna state government that bandits attacked worshippers and locals at Ungwan Fada, Ungwan Turawa and Ungwan Makama in Rubu general area of Kajuru local government area,” Mr Aruwan said in a statement.
“The commissioner explained the bandits stormed the villages on motorcycles, beginning from Ungwan Fada, and moving into Ungwan Turawa, before Ungwan Makama and then Rubu.
“Three locals have been confirmed killed in the attacks, and two persons were left injured – one of them a man and a yet-to-be-identified woman.
“An unspecified number of other locals were also kidnapped, according to reports.
“The bandits looted shops and carted away some valuables from the villages,” he said.
“Mr Aruwan said the acting governor, Hadiza Balarabe, expressed deep sadness and condemned the attack in the strongest terms.
“Security patrols are being conducted in the general area as investigations proceed,” Mr Aruwan said.
“When contacted, the Kaduna police spokesperson, Mohammad Jalige, also confirmed the incident, saying the attack happened on Sunday while worshippers were in church”, Peoples Gazette report.
The attack on Catholic Churches in Kaduna is coming barely two weeks after terrorists attacked Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State in the Southwest region of Nigeria, on Sunday and killed estimated 85 worshipers.
Senator Shehu Sani in a tweet, said, the consistency of attacks, killings and kidnappings in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State is to say the obvious that the terrorists are out to wipe out the inhabitants of the local government.
“They must be stopped”, Shehu Sani said.