An unidentified number of people reportedly killed, injured, and abducted by armed bandits in Gwagwasa community, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the early hours of Wednesday, 5th of May, 2021.
The armed bandits allegedly went to a Baptist church at Lukuru village and another church where members traditionally wear white garments at Gwagwada road and started shooting.
According to an eyewitness, two persons were killed immediately during the attacks, many others sustained various degrees of injuries while many people were also kidnapped.
One of the churches was reportedly burnt down by the heavily armed bandits who attacked the churches.
While confirming the incident, a former Secretary of the Gbagyi Youths Association, Abashe Dauda said, “The bandits have attacked Mahu village, a community before Bakin Kasuwa along Gwagwada Road in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State; it happened a while ago.
“Workers of Tanadi Water Company, Dutse were also kidnapped and they are mostly residents of Dutse community. A church was burnt while food items were looted. Properties were also destroyed during the attacks.”
The youths of the area allegedly assembled in a hall after the attack to discuss the problem of insecurity in the area and find a lasting solution to it.
The Kaduna State Police Command and Government are yet to confirm the incident.