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Ramadan: Bandits disrupt early morning prayers in mosque, kill man, abduct wife, others in Zamfara

Persecondnews reports that a Maiduguri-based security expert, Zagazola Makama, raised an alarm via his X handle that bandits sneaked into Gusau town to abduct several worshippers in a mosque while observing midnight prayers around 2 a.m.

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Bandits on Tuesday morning invaded a mosque in Buluku in Zamfara State, killed a man identified as Ashiru Nagoma, and abducted his wife and neighbor.

Persecondnews reports that a Maiduguri-based security expert, Zagazola Makama, raised an alarm via his X handle that bandits sneaked into Gusau town to abduct several worshippers in a mosque while observing midnight prayers around 2 a.m.

He wrote: “Sad. In the early morning of Tuesday, at about 0200hr, bandits sneaked into Gusau town and abducted several worshippers in a mosque while they were observing tahajjud (midnight) prayers.

ASP Yazid Abubakar, the spokesman for the Zamfara State Police Command, confirmed the incident and stated that Nagoma died as a result of resisting the gunmen’s attack.

He said: “The bandits did not attack the mosque. They had a target, and it was the man that was attacked. His wife and neighbour were abducted.

“Our rescue team is on top of the situation and is making frantic efforts to make sure that the perpetrators are brought to book and the abducted victims are rescued. An investigation is also ongoing.”

Also commenting on Tuesday’s attack, an indigene of the area, simply identified as Garba, said the bandits invaded the mosque at 5 a.m. when the people had gathered for the morning prayer.

Garba said, ”We were about to start the morning prayer today, Thursday, when suddenly they (bandits) entered the mosque and directed everybody to go out and follow them.

“Everybody scampered for safety,, but the bandits blocked everywhere and warned us that they would kill anybody who tried to run away.”

Persecondnews recalls that in February, bandits abducted scores of worshippers in one of the mosques in Tsafe town, the headquarters of the Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

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