Tragedy struck in the Ungwan Gaida community, near Kurmin Kaso in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State when armed bandits killed no fewer than eight victims and burnt down the Assemblies of God Church, other houses in the area.
The incident was confirmed in a statement by Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, wh said that the incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday, May 19.
He identified those killed by the armed bandits 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 with the families of the slain citizens, as he offered prayers for the repose of their souls.