Nigeria: Gunmen open up fire in mosque, killing at the very least 12 people, abduct several some others

Gunmen in Nigeria’s state Katsina killed at minimum a dozen worshippers in a mosque including the main imam after they opened fire and subsequently kidnapped quite a few other individuals, late Saturday, reported a report by Reuters citing community people. The condition law enforcement confirming the assault stated some folks who have been abducted have been afterwards rescued with the help of some citizens. The incident took place at the Maigamji mosque where by gunmen arrived on motorbikes and started out sporadically capturing which prompted the people today collected for night time prayers to flee, claimed Lawal Haruna, a resident of Funtua to Reuters, on Sunday. The neighborhood resident also said that at the very least 12 men and women were being shot, together with the main imam. “They then collected several people today and took them to the bushes,” reported an additional resident, Abdullahi Mohammed. This is the most recent attack by armed gangs also referred to as bandits who have beforehand killed and kidnapped individuals demanding ransom. The Katsina condition police spokesman, Gambo Isah, verified the assault and reported some worshippers ended up rescued with the assist of some citizens. Notably, the Nigerian state is also among all those that border with the neighbouring Niger, allowing bandits to transfer freely concerning the two international locations. Furthermore, these gangs have also demanded that the locals pay out a security rate to be allowed to harvest their crops and farm. &#13
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