One Killed As Bandits Abduct Scores In Kaduna Church

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Barely two days after the killing of three abducted Greenfield University students in Kaduna, bandits on Sunday attacked Haske Baptist Church, killing a medical doctor and abducting many worshippers.

It was learnt the bandits surrounded worshippers as early as 9am in Manini Tasha Village, Kuriga Ward in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.

A medical doctor with Kaduna Ministry of Health, Dr. Zakariah Dogo Yaro, was said to have been shot dead.

The bandits, it was further learnt, abducted several members of the church.

An eyewitness, who narrowly escaped the attack, Mr Yakubu Bala, said the bandits began to shoot sporadically at the worshippers as they scampered for safety.

According to him: “Dr. Zakariah Dogo Yaro, a medical Doctor with the Kaduna State Ministry of Health was shot dead and unspecified number of people kidnapped while so many worshipers sustained varying degrees of injuries.

“As I am talking to you now, we have not seen some of our villagers who ran into the bushes while the shootings was going on.

“We don’t know what is happening that we are facing this kind of scenario in our peaceful communities.

“Most Villagers are already leaving their homes because of the constant attacks in so many Villages in Chikun local government.”