Bandits on Sunday attacked Haske Baptist Church in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing eight and abducting an unknown number of worshipers.
The bandits attacked the church located in Manini Tasha village, Kuriga Ward of the local government around 9 am while service was ongoing.
Among those killed is a medical doctor, Zakariah Dogo Yaro of the Kaduna State Ministry of Health.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan has since confirmed the incident.
Similarly, bandits attacked Bagoma community in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state, killing six indigenes and injuring many others.
Bandits also attacked Amfu village in Kachia council area and killed a woman.