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The Police have confirmed the deadly attack on a mosque in Zamfara State by bandits.

No fewer than five worshippers were murdered.

On Friday, the assailants stormed a congregational prayer at Dutsen Gari.

The farming community is within Kanoma District of Maru Local Government Area.

The bandits hid nearby, ensured the devotees were seated and listening to the Imam’s sermon before striking.

They arrived the venue with scores of motorcycles, armed with rifles.

The cleric, Mallam Yahaya, and about 40 others were initially kidnapped.

However, he and some captives were freed on Saturday.

Speaking to PRNigeria on Sunday, Mohammed Shehu, Public Relations Officer, Zamfara Police Command, said 18 citizens were still missing.

Kanoma is repeatedly targeted due the number of rich sugarcane farmers in the community.

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  1. @MBuhari Nigerian has entered one chance. With all the terrorists in the world finding Nigeria to be very lucrative for kidnapping. How do we get saved from these? People should start talking because I no longer think that the government has got a clue of what it has gotten itself into.


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