Police have declared four worshippers missing in connection during Sunday attack on Haske Baptist Church in Chikun Local Government Area in Kaduna State by bandits.
But the State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, gave the names of the six victims as Bala Gwamna, Kasage Ali, Mai Jakki, Makeri Kugu, Haruna Kawu and Ali Agaji.
Spokesman of the Nigeria police, Kaduna State Command, ASP Jalige, said in a statement, said the four missing persons might have been kidnapped by the hoodlums based on the preliminary investigation that has been conducted by the police.
Jalige revealed that security operatives are making concerted efforts to locate the missing persons.
He assured that normalcy had since been restored as security has been beefed up in the area with a view to forestalling the recurrence of the attack.
Condemning the church attack at Manini in Chikun, the Governor’s aide, Samuel Aruwan, he said: “Kaduna State Government has condemned in the strongest terms the attack by armed bandits on a place of worship on Sunday morning in Manini village, Chikun Local Government Area.
“Attacking innocent worshipers who were exercising their natural and lawful right to assemble in worship, represented the worst kind of evil.
“The Governor sent heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and to the Haske Baptist Church.
“The Governor prayed for the repose of the souls of the slain in all the attacks. He also wished the injured victim a speedy recovery”.
He also said the partially burnt corpse of a seven-year-old, Abubakar Sarki Musa, was found in an uncompleted building in Hayin Danmani area, Rigasa, Igabi LGA.
One Saddique Umar, an 18-year-old resident of the area, confessed to killing him, after luring the boy into the deserted building in a bid to steal a phone placed in his possession, citing security sources.