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Gunmen attack two churches in Kaduna two weeks after the Owo killings.

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Gunmen attack two churches in Kaduna State just two weeks after killing worshippers at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State.

Saint Moses Catholic Church and Maranatha Baptist Church, both in the Kajuru Local Government Area of the state, were both attacked by gunmen suspected to be bandits.

Three persons have been reported dead as a result of the attacks on three communities in Kajuru’s Rubu general area: Ungwan Fada, Ungwan Turawa, and Ungwan Makama.

At least two people were hurt, according to eyewitnesses, and numerous others are still missing.

The missing people are thought to have been kidnapped by bandits.

Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the attacks on the churches.

Terrorists stormed the communities on motorcycles, according to him.

The bandits attacked parishioners at the Maranatha Baptist Church and St Moses Catholic Church in Rubu, murdering three people, according to Aruwan.

Many Nigerians are still dying as a result of insecurity in various sections of the country.

According to Nigeria’s security tracker, the number of deaths in the country caused by insecurity had increased by 8,663 by May 2019. By May 2020, the number of deaths had risen by 8,800.

By May 2021, a total of 9,243 persons had been killed in Nigeria, and by May 2022, the number had risen to 9,594, bringing the total to 9,594 bringing total deaths due to violence since 2011 to 89,920.

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