Kaduna State Governor, Uba Sani, has expressed sadness over the attack on the Fadan Kamatan Parish – Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Governor Sani who condemned the attack in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Lawal on Friday, vowed to track down the perpetrators of the heinous crime.
Punch Metro earlier reported that gunmen suspected to be bandits, entered the Parish on Thursday night and set ablaze a seminarian, Stephen Naman Ngofe, while other two occupants of the building, were able to escape during the attack.
Reacting to the development, the governor who condemned the killing of the Semenerian, promised that the full wrath of the law would soon catch up with the culprits.
He stated “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 our communities.
He added “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. We will not tolerate such acts of brutality and will go to any length within the law to bring the attackers to book.”
The governor however 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.
He expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims while assuring them of the state government’s support during this difficult time.
The statement added that “Governor Uba 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 Kaduna Vigilance Service (KADVS).
“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.”