Armed men beloved to be bandits on Sunday 26th of September attacked Christian worshippers of Evangelical Church of Winning All (ECWA), Gavaciwa in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The attack led to the death of one worshipper while many sustained injuries before the bandits left. They also killed one Nasiru Abdullahi of Gobirawan Kamacha in Bina community of Igabi Local Government Area.
Daily Post learnt that the attack took place during the worship period of the service.
Samuel Aruwan, the State Commisioner for Security and Home Affairs confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday night.
Aruwan who quoted Governor El-Rufai said the governor has condemned the attack and has also sympathized with the family of the victims.
The commissioner said;
The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has condemned in the strongest terms an attack against worshippers on Sunday morning by gunmen.
“Security agencies reported to the Government that the attack occurred at ECWA Church, Gabaciwa in Kachia Local Government.
“According to the report, a life was lost and some worshippers were seriously injured, who have been rushed to a medical facility”
The security agencies are obtaining further details, on which the government will update the public in due course.
“The governor who expressed sadness over the incident, described it as an evil act targeting innocent citizens exercising their constitutional and universal rights to religious freedom.”
The Governor added that the attack on the worshippers was a divisive intent of the criminals leveraging on religious sensitivity.
“The governor condoled the ECWA Church and the family of the deceased in particular, and prayed for the repose of the soul of the worshipper.”