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Bandits attacked worshippers and locals at Ungwan Fada, Ungwan Turawa, and Ungwan Makama in Rubu general area of Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, authorities say.

Scores of bandits on motorcycles began their invasion from Ungwan Fada, moving into Ungwan Turawa, then Ungwan Makama and Rubu on Sunday.

The State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident, maintained that the bandits kidnapped an unaccounted number of people, looted shops, and carted away some valuables from the villages.

“In Rubu village, the bandits attacked worshippers in the Maranatha Baptist Church and St. Moses Catholic Church. Three locals have been confirmed killed in the attacks. They are identified as Peter Madaki (Ward head of Ungwan Fada), Elisha Ezekiel (Resident of Ungwan Fada), and Ali Zamani (Youth leader of Rubu)

“Two persons were left injured in the attacks, one Aniro Mai and a yet-unidentified woman. An unspecified number of locals were also kidnapped, according to the received reports.”

Meanwhile, the Acting Governor, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, expressed deep sadness and condemned the attack in the strongest terms. She sent her sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims, attacked churches, and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

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