Armed bandits have killed eight persons and burnt down Assemblies of God Church, other houses in Ungwan Gaida community, near Kurmin Kaso in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
It was gathered that the attack happened in the early hours of Wednesday, May 19.
Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, who confirmed the attack in a statement on Wednesday, identified those killed as Samaila Gajere, Bawa Gajere, Bitrus Baba, Umaru Baba, Solomon Samaila, Sambo Kasuwa, Samuila Kasuwa and Gideon Bitrus.
“A building belonging to the Assemblies of God Church was razed by the bandits, along with several houses.” he stated.
The Commissioner said Governor Nasir El-Rufai has noted the report of the attack on Ungwan Gaida with sadness, and condoled the families of the slain citizens, as he offered prayers for the repose of their souls.
The Governor further condemned the attack on the place of worship, and directed the State Emergency Management Agency to carry out an urgent assessment of the damage in the area for intervention.