Terrorists attack a Catholic church in Taraba and kidnap a catechist.

 Terrorists attacked St. Agnes Catholic Church in Taraba State’s Gassol Local Government Area on Sunday night and kidnapped a catechist.

Rev. Fr. Lawrence Awua, Parish Priest of St. Agnes Parish, told our correspondent over the phone that terrorists stormed the church and began shooting at 9:58 p.m.

“I was in the room when the attackers entered and began shooting randomly and hitting objects on my door.”

“I never responded, and they probably assumed I wasn’t there.”

“My catechist, who was in the church, heard what was going on in the Parish House and was walking towards it when they kidnapped him,” he explained.

In a related development, gunmen shot Mr. Tavershima Faga on Sunday afternoon in Borno-kurku, Bali local government area of the state.

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Faga was riding his motorcycle home from a church service when he was shot and left in a pool of blood.

In a phone interview with our correspondent, the Chief of Tiv in Bali, Zaki Gbaa, confirmed the attack.

“Yes, Tavershima Faga was attacked yesterday around 2:10 p.m. The attackers assumed he had died and fled.

“A passerby noticed him alive and alerted the community. He is currently being treated at an unnamed hospital,” he said.

These attacks came just two weeks after gunmen assassinated Pastor Solomon Maji on his way home from church in Borno-kurku.

DSP. Usman Abdullahi, the Police Public Relations Officer, did not return phone calls at the time of filing this report.

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