Armed bandits burn Catholic Church, 2 homes in Kaduna
The Kaduna State Government says armed bandits burnt the Holy Family Catholic Church, and two homes, in Kikwari village, Kajuru local government area.
Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan disclosed this in a Sunday statement.
He quoted a report received from the security agencies as stating that the locals fled the area on receiving information that some bandits were sighted outside the village.
“On getting to the location, the armed bandits set ablaze the place of worship and the two houses.
“Receiving the report, Governor El-Rufai commiserated with the community, and condemned the setting ablaze of the place of worship and two houses by armed bandits.
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“The Governor empathized with the church and assured them that the government under his watch would continue to work hard in the fight against banditry and other crimes.
“He charged worshippers to remain strong in their faith and devotion, and see it as an act perpetrated by enemies of peace, Arhumanity and diversity who will not succeed but will be defeated by the grace of God,” the statement read in part.
Aruwan quoted the governor as directing that the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency should urgently assess the damage done and take appropriate action.
“Security agencies will sustain patrols in the area,” the statement further read.