The Kaduna State government has announced the killing of three travelers and two other people by armed bandits in the state.
Samuel Aruwan, the state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, said security agencies had reported to the government the killing of three citizens in transit and injuring of several around the Lambar Zango area of Kaduna-Zaria Road in Igabi Local Government Area.
“The citizens lost their lives following an attack by armed bandits,” he said.
Mr Aruwan said security agencies had also reported to the government the killing of two people, with two others sustaining injuries, at Kabai general area of Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
He said the agencies also reported a church building of the Assemblies of God denomination and one house were burnt by the attackers.
“Those killed in the attack are Zakka Kure and Dare Daudu. Spouses of some pastors sustained injuries and are presently receiving medical attention in a private facility. They are Maryamu Daniel and Naomi Daniel.
“Citizens will be updated on further developments emerging from the area,” Mr Aruwan said.
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.