Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Gov. Sani orders manhunt for attackers of Kaduna Catholic Church

“We will not tolerate such acts of brutality and will go to any length within the law to bring the attackers to book.”

• September 8, 2023
Kaduna State govenor, Uba Sani
Kaduna State govenor, Uba Sani (Photo credit- Uba Sani)

Kaduna State Governor, Sen. Uba Sani, has condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the recent attack on the Fadan Kamatan Parish – Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, located in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

This is contained in a statement by Muhammad Shehu, the chief press secretary to the governor, which was made available to newsmen on Friday in Kaduna.

Mr Sani, while expressing his outrage at the killings, vowed to track down the perpetrators of the heinous crime and ensure that they face the full wrath of the law.

According to the statement, the attack was carried out with the sole intention of igniting ethnic and religious tensions in Kaduna State and sabotaging government’s efforts towards rebuilding trust in the communities.

“I am deeply saddened by the attack on Fadan Kamatan Parish, Zangon Kataf. This act of violence against innocent worshipers is not only an attack on the Catholic community, but an attempt to set our people against each other,” Mr Sani said.

“We will not tolerate such acts of brutality and will go to any length within the law to bring the attackers to book.”

According to the statement, Mr Sani urged the security agencies to swiftly investigate the incident and ensure that the culprits are arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.

Mr Sani expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and assured them of the state government’s support during this difficult time.

The statement said Mr Sani’s administration has taken proactive steps to restore peace in troubled communities by strengthening partnerships with federal security agencies and reinvigorating the Kaduna Vigilance Service (KADVS).

The state government recently recruited and commenced the training of 7,000 personnel of the KADVS, it said.

Additionally, strategic engagements have taken place with top federal government officials responsible for security such as the minister of police affairs, Senator Ibrahim Geidam, and the minister of state police affairs, Hon. Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, and the recently-appointed service chiefs. 


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State


Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”


Heading 1

FCCPC to intensify price monitoring in markets as naira appreciates against dollar

Mr Abdullahi said the operatives of FCCPC would work with trade associations, farmer groups, and other stakeholders to combat price-fixing and dismantle cartels.

Acting Inspector-General Olukayode Egbetokun


IGP Egbetokun approves area commands for Ifo, Imeko, Idi-Iroko in Ogun

We are not, however, going to stop at creating an area command in Ifo; we will also create two area commands in the border areas of Idi-Iroko and Imeko,” the IGP said.

Nigerian Exchange


NGX: Market capitalisation drops N1.1 trillion on sell-offs 

The market’s declining performance was driven by sell-offs in telecommunications heavyweights.



PSG, Dortmund overcome home deficits to reach UCL semi-finals; Barcelona, Atletico beaten in Spain

Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund are through to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, while Barcelona and Atletico Madrid crashed out.

Motorists at fuel station


Motorists lament as long queues surface at fuel stations in Bauchi

Long queues have surfaced at filling stations across the Bauchi metropolis, signalling a scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol.

Abubakar Kyari

Heading 5

Climate change reducing crop yields, increasing food prices: FG

He also said climate change had disrupted food supply chains, particularly in vulnerable regions with limited adaptive capacity.