No fewer six people have lost their lives when unknown gunmen attacked a crusade ground on Kaduna Road, at Suleja Niger State.
The attackers numbering about twelve arrived the community in two Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) at about 7pm on Tuesday, November 8, shooting sporadically to scare-off security operatives.
It was gathered that upon their arrival, the masked men who came in Islamic cleric uniforms stormed the crusade ground killed four people on the spot before abducting a cleric.
Although their mission to the area is yet to be unraveled, eye witnesses say one of the victims had resisted the attack before the gun-wielding men opened fire, while several others scampered for safety.
Two minister of Global mission to the world ministry who were also victims of the deadly attack Ezekiel Olu-Aina and Onono David were rushed to the hospital.
Also Pastor Philip Babalola of Global Mission to the World Ministry was whisked away to an unknown destination, while several other members of the same ministry are battling for their lives at the hospital.
Narrating the ordeal, a resident who gave his name as Elder Anthony explained that the attackers’ were on a killing spree.
He said: “I heard the gunshots and had to hide in my room with my wife and our new born child. It was terrifying. The gunshots were too much and by the time they left, we discovered four people had been killed.
“My friend’s son Ambrose died as some of the youths tried to rush him to the hospital. They beat him and his brother Samuel who is still at the hospital as we speak.
Anthony also pleaded with the government to improve the security architecture of the area saying they hardly sleep.
“We can’t sleep with our two eyes closed in this community. Today it is armed robbers or Islamic jihadists, tomorrow it is kidnappers. We are appealing to Federal Government to come out to our aid,” Anthony concluded.
This is coming barely four days that a man called Ustadh AbdulGaniy Jumah, was whisked away at gunpoint at his residence on Kaduna Road, Suleja Niger State, Nigeria.
It was gathered that Jumah was kidnapped alongside his wife Shakirah by men in the Army uniform at about 3am.