Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Sunday attacked a church in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing a medical doctor while abducting some other worshippers.
Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the attack in a statement on Sunday.
According to Aruwan, the church, located in Manini Tasha village in Kuriga Ward of Chikun LGA, was attacked around 9 am on Sunday by the heavily-armed bandits.
A member of the church stated that the bandits, upon their arrival, surrounded the church and started shooting sporadically at the worshipers, who scampered for safety in different directions, according to Channels Television.
A worshipper, who is also a medical doctor with the Kaduna State Ministry of Health, Dr. Zakariah Dogo Yaro, was reportedly shot dead by the bandits, while an unspecified number of people were kidnapped as several others sustained varying degrees of injuries