Gunmen have killed one, while several others sustained injuries in an attack at Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Gabaciwa in Kachia LGA of Kaduna state.
The attack on the worshippers happened during the Sunday morning service.
Kaduna commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday.
He said: “Security agencies reported to the government that the attack occurred at ECWA Church, Gabaciwa in Kachia local government area,”
“According to the report, a life was lost and some worshippers were seriously injured, who have been rushed to a medical facility.
“The security agencies are obtaining further details, on which the government will update the public in due course.”
According to the commissioner, the governor described the incident “as an evil act targetting innocent citizens exercising their constitutional and universal rights to religious freedom”.
“The governor added that the attack on the worshippers was a divisive intent of the criminals leveraging religious sensitivity,”
“The governor condoled the ECWA Church and the family of the deceased in particular, and prayed for the repose of the soul of the worshipper.
“The governor, who is awaiting further reports on the incident, has directed the Kaduna State State Emergency Management Agency to assess the area and provide succour to the victims receiving medical attention.”