Catholic church burned and destroyed in Northern Nigeria
The Catholic Church of the Holy Family in Kaduna state, northern Nigeria, was set on fire. According to the authorities, the perpetrators are members of an "armed gang".
The armed men entered the village of Kikwari, Kajuru County, where they set fire to the Catholic Church of the Holy Family and two other buildings. The villagers fled after learning of the attackers’ arrival in their community.
State Commissioner for Homeland Security and Internal Affairs Samuel Aruwan confirmed the incident in a statement released on Sunday, the 21st of February. According to the commissioner, Governor El-Rufai also condemned the attack and expressed his solidarity with the villagers.