Gunmen stormed the Baptist Church in Kakau Daji, Chikun Local Government Area, Kaduna State, murdering two and kidnapping hundreds.
Rev. Ishaya Jangado, President of the Kaduna Baptist Convention, comfirmed the occurrence but stated that the actual number of persons abducted had yet to be determined at the time of reporting this story.
“The event happened this morning, but we don’t know how many people were taken,” he stated.
There was no official confirmation from the state government or the police, since the Kaduna State Police Command’s spokesman, ASP Mohammad Jalige, could not be reached when contacted because his mobile phone was not connected.
While reacting to the occurrence, Rev. Joseph Hayab, chairman of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, said it was “another tragic narrative of how bad our insecurity has become.”
Hayab added: “Citizens are being killed like chickens with only press statements as consolation.
“These evil people have troubled us for too long.
“I condole with the families of the Baptist denomination and Kaduna Christians for these losses and urge our security agencies to separate war against enemies of Nigerians from politics. No one knows who will be the next target.”