At least two worshippers have been killed and many abducted after bandits stormed the Baptist Church, Kakau Daji, Chikun LGA of Kaduna state on Sunday.
The tragic incident happened during their Sunday service on October 31.
The bandits surrounded the church before they started shooting sporadically.
Ishaya Jangado, the president of the Kaduna Baptist Convention, who confirmed the attack to TheCable, said an unspecified number of its worshippers were also abducted during the attack.
“The incident occurred this morning but we don’t know the exact number of people that were kidnapped yet” he said
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. 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.” he said
Chikun LGA is one of the areas where telecommunications services had been suspended by the Kaduna state government to fight banditry and kidnappings.