Bandits attacked ECWA Church, killed one and injured many others at Gabaciwa village in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The gunmen were said to have invaded the church during the morning service on Sunday, September 26, and immediately attacked the worshippers.
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the attack in a statement on Sunday, said a life was lost, adding that the injured worshippers have been rushed to a medical facility.
“The security agencies are obtaining further details, on which the government will update the public in due course,” he stated.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai described the attack as an evil act targeting innocent citizens exercising their constitutional and universal rights to religious freedom.
He added that the attack on the worshippers was a divisive intent of the criminals leveraging religious sensitivity.
El-Rufai condoled the ECWA Church and the family of the deceased in particular, and prayed for the repose of the soul of the worshipper.
The Governor has directed the Kaduna State State Emergency Management Agency to assess the area and provide succor to the victims receiving medical attention.