The assailants came on a motorbike and suddenly entered the Magamji mosque with a gun, where people were offering prayers. The gunmen opened fire on the worshipers. Some people died on the spot in the firing. While some people escaped after saving their lives.
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Some gunmen have attacked people offering prayers in a mosque in Nigeria. Gun-armed attackers suddenly entered the mosque and opened fire on the people present there. In this firing, 12 people including the Imam of the mosque have died. The gunmen carried out the incident on Saturday. Armed gangs, known as dacoits. They attack people in areas where security is tight and tight. This gang is not limited to just firing or attacking. They even kidnap people in the greed of ransom.
The armed gang demands that the villagers pay a protection fee so that they can be allowed to cultivate and harvest their crops. According to a Reuters report, Lawal Haruna, a resident of Funtua in President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state of Katsina, said the attackers came on a motorbike and suddenly armed with guns entered the Magamji Mosque, where people were offering prayers. The gunmen opened fire on the worshipers. Some people died on the spot in the firing. While some people escaped after saving their lives.
People had come to the mosque for prayers
Lawal Haruna told that people had come to the mosque for night prayers. Meanwhile, the attackers attacked Magamji. In this incident 12 people have been killed and one Imam has also lost his life. Abdullahi Mohammad, another resident of Fantua, told that after carrying out the firing incident, the attackers gathered some people and took them with them to the bushes. Abdullahi said, ‘I am praying that the innocent people abducted by the bandits should be released.’
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Gambo Isah, a spokesman for the Katsina state police, confirmed the attack. He said that with the help of some residents, success has been achieved in rescuing some people. ‘Katsina’ is a state located in the north-west of Nigeria. It shares a border with neighboring Niger, allowing gangs to move freely between the two countries. The Nigerian army is bombing the hideouts of bandits to destroy them, but attacks on people still continue.
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