Bandits raze church building, two homes in Kajuru


Security agencies have reported that bandits razed building of Holy Family Catholic Church, and homes, in Kikwari , Kajuru local government area.


Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State made this known in a .


According to report received, Aruwan said, locals fled area on receiving information that some bandits were sighted outside the .


On getting to location, bandits set ablaze place of worship and the houses.

Aruwan disclosed that on receiving the report, Governor El-Rufai commisserated with the community, and condemned the setting ablaze of the place of worship and houses by armed bandits.


The Governor empathized with the church and assured them that the government under watch would continue to work in the fight against banditry and other crimes.

He charged worshippers to remain strong in their faith and devotion, and see it as an act perpetrated by enemies of peace, humanity and diversity who will not succeed but will be defeated by the grace of God.


The Governor has also directed the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency to urgently assess the damage done and take appropriate action.

Security agencies will sustain patrols in the area, the commissioner said.