Deadly Bandits Strike Again, Kidnap Four Anglican Church Members, Kill 10 Others

Four members of the Anglican Church of Zaria Diocese have been reportedly kidnapped by bandits along the Kachia-Kaduna Road in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State.

The incident was said to have happened when the bandits barricaded the road and opened fire on a bus said to belong to the church, and a truck carrying firewood. While the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna, Samuel Aruwan, stated that eight people were killed during separate attacks in the area on Tuesday, authorities in the church confirmed the attack to Channels Television.

The Archbishop of Anglican Church, Kaduna Province, Most Reverend Buba Lamido, said the bandits abducted four of the passengers, injured four others while the driver of the bus was shot dead. He noted that one of the injured persons have been discharged from the hospital while the remaining three were receiving treatment.

Aruwan, on his part, had also told Channels Television that 10 people were killed on Tuesday and four others injured in separate attacks by bandits in Kajuru, Chikun, and Kachia LGAs. He said armed bandits barricaded the Kaduna-Kachia Road around Kadanye village in Kajuru local government, and opened fire on a bus.

A combination of file photos of the map of Kaduna State and a gun recovered from crime suspects

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