Gunmen Kill 5 Muslims, Kidnap 30 Other Worshippers During Prayers In Zamfara Mosque

November 23, 2020
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At least five muslim worshippers were killed and more than 30 others kidnapped when gunmen attacked a mosque during prayers in Zamfara State.

Gunmen Kill 5 Muslims, Kidnap 30 Other Worshippers During Prayers In Zamfara Mosque 1

It was learnt that the assailants who stormed the religious centre with scores of motorcycles, opened fire on a Muslim congregation in remote Dutsen Gari village in Maru district as residents were observing the weekly Friday prayers.

The spokesman for the Zamfara State Police, Muhammad Shehu, said that the Imam was among those allegedly abducted by the bandits during Juma’at prayers at the mosque in Kanoma.

“The bandits killed five worshippers and kidnapped 18 others, including the imam,” state police spokesman Mohammed Shehu told AFP.

However, residents said more than 30 worshippers were abducted in the attack.

“The gunmen attacked the mosque (in Zamfara) while the imam was delivering the sermon and took away more than 30 people, including the imam, after shooting dead five worshippers,” one resident, Ibrahim Altine, told AFP.

The police spokesman, Mohammed Shehu said security forces had been deployed to the area, and an investigation had been launched.

KanyiDaily had also reported how about 100 gunmen stormed Sokoto Police station, killed the DPO and one inspector of police during gun fight.

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