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Terrorists Attack Kaduna Twice In 2 Days, Kill 3 Worshippers, Abduct Many

Unguwan Aku and Maraban Kajuru in Kajuru LGA, Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria, were attacked on June 18 and 19.

Terrorists killed at least three persons and abducted a yet-to-be-ascertained number of others when they attacked  St. Moses Catholic Church in Robuh, Unguwan Aku,  Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) of  Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria, on Sunday, June 19.

The attack comes a day after terrorists attacked Maraban Kajuru, where they killed one person, injured another and kidnapped 12 persons.

The church attack took place around 11 a.m. WAT, Aminu, a resident, told HumAngle. 

“Terrorist attacks have become a normal occurrence in Kajuru and happen frequently,” he said. “Sometimes you’re just grateful it does not affect your immediate locality.”

The terrorists, who came in large numbers, reportedly sprayed bullets upon entering the worship centre. While three were shot dead, several were rushed to hospital.

On June 5, terrorists attacked several communities in the same LGA. This incident became controversial due to the interference of an aircraft some residents claimed assisted the assailants on the ground. However, the Kaduna State Government stated it was a military effort against the terrorists.This is not the first time terrorists have targeted a church. In 2020, over 70 worshippers were abducted at Emmanuel Baptist Church Kakau Daji in Chikun LGA of the state.

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