On Friday, Kaduna State Governor Uba Sani spoke out against the recent attack on Fadan Kamatan Parish in the Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, which is part of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan.
Bandits raided the home of the Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan in Fadan Kamatan, Zangon Kataf on Thursday, killing a Catholic seminarian named Naam Ngofe Danladi in the fire.
Governor Sani condemned the murders and vowed to bring those responsible to justice.
The Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Lawal Shehu, said in a statement released on Friday that the attack was planned and executed with the specific goals of stoking ethnic and religious tensions in Kaduna State and undermining government attempts to restore trust among the state’s communities.
“I am deeply saddened by the attack on Fadan Kamatan Parish, Zangon Kataf,” the Governor said.
This act of violence against defenseless worshippers is an attempt to incite civil strife between us, and not just among the Catholic community. We will take all legal action possible to bring those responsible for these attacks to justice.
The Governor demanded that an immediate investigation be conducted by the police and that the perpetrators be apprehended and brought to justice.
By bolstering alliances with security agencies and revitalizing the Kaduna Vigilance Service (KADVS), he said, his administration has made aggressive steps to restore calm in difficult neighborhoods.
Francis Sani, chairman of the council for the Zangon Kataf local government area, shared this sentiment.