The recent attacks rocking various communities in the Southern region of Kaduna State has led to the death of over 808 people, the Catholic Archdiocese of Kafanchan claims.
The Church in a statement issued by the Vicar General of the diocese, Reverend Father Ibrahim Yakubu, said that 53 villages have so far been attacked resulting in the destruction of 1,422 houses, 16 Churches, 19 shops, and one primary school.
The statement accused the government and security agencies of negligence and failure in protecting lives and properties.
Yakubu said, “Four local government areas have been attacked, with 808 people killed and 1,422 houses, 16 Churches, 19 shops, and one primary school destroyed.
“Unfortunately, our government both at the Centre and State levels have failed woefully”
The Church urged indigenes to be prayerful and united against terrors.
“We call on Southern Kaduna indigenes to remain steadfast in prayer, united, strong and never to cave into the antics of our adversaries.
“Tribe and denominational differences shouldn’t put a chasm between us.”