By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna

Five persons have been killed by bandits and two others injured in an attack on Chikun and Igabi councils of Kaduna state.

The state commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan who made this known in a statement said security agencies reported to the State Government, the killing of Zakja Kure and Dare Daudu at Kabai general area of Chikun council.

He also stated that a church building of the Assemblies of God and one house were burnt by the attackers in Kabai, adding that “spouses of some pastors sustained injuries and are presently receiving medical attention in a private facility. The injured are: Maryamu Daniel Naomi Danie.

“Citizens will be updated on further developments emerging from the area,” Aruwan said.

Similarly, the commissioner said the security agencies also reported the killing of three citizens in transit and injuring of several others around the Lambar Zango area of Kaduna-Zaria Road in Igabi council.

He added that, “Citizens lost their lives following an attack by armed bandits.

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condoled families of the five citizens and prayed God grants them eternal rest. The Governor further prayed for the speedy recovery of those receiving medical attention.

“The Governor has directed the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency to carry out immediate assessment at the church and the other affected building in Kabai village.”

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