Gunman invades venue of Kaduna Christmas Carol, kills four, injures others


There was pandemonium in Kaduna on Friday night as a lone gunman invaded Godogodo Village while residents were holding a special Christmas Carol service killing at least four and injuring eight others.

This was revealed in a statement by the spokesman for Operation Safe Haven, Colonel IK Ekpeyong. According to him, the gunman invaded Godogodo village as the residents were holding a Christmas carol at the community square at about 9pm, shooting sporadically, and in the process killed four persons and injured eight others.

Col. Ekpeyong disclosed that the bodies had been deposited in a mortuary while the eight wounded persons were taken to the Kafanchan General Hospital for treatment, the report said.

“He also added that some people suspected to be masterminds of the attack have been arrested for further interrogation, while more troops have been deployed to the area to avert a fresh attack or reprisal,” the report further said.