We Want Military Task Force— Church in Kaduna cries out…

TO prevent further attacks on worshippers, the

pastor of Godiya Baptist Church, Kaduna, Reverend

Yunana Gofwan, has appealed to the state

government to establish a military task force in the


The cleric told journalists in Kaduna, on Tuesday,

that worshippers in the church were shot by

unknown gunmen at the weekend, though no one

had died.

He said establishment of a military task force in the

area would help curb persistent attacks on

worshippers in the Malali area of the state.

"Lack of cogent security in the area to counter any

breakdown of law and order is dangerous. The

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) of Malali

zone, which I chair, has brought to the attention of

the Kaduna State government, the urgent need of

siting military base in our area," he said.

Two worshippers, he said, were still on admission at

Garkuwa Hospital, after Friday night attack, while

Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero had visited them in

the hospital and commiserated with the church over

the incident.

"That night we had a band programme and it was

successful. When worshippers were going out after

the service, some unknown gunmen just appeared

and opened fire on my members.

"Our church's watchmen screamed and told

members to lay on the ground. When they noticed

he was screaming, they opened fire on them also.

"Luckily for us, no one died, but many survived with

gun wounds and they are now receiving medical

attention in hospital," he said.

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