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Bandits attack Kaduna Mosque, kill Imam, one other

Bandits on Tuesday, Oct. 24 invaded a mosque in Kaduna state, killing an Islamic cleric and another worshipper simply identified as Kabir.

The incident happened at Ga Allah Babba, Sabon Layi, Kakangi ward in Birnin-Gwari LGA. Two other victims, Bilya Mairabo and Ashiru Mairabo sustained various degrees of injuries.

They were said to be receiving medical attention at the Jibrin Maigwari General Hospital, Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area.

Bandits invade Mosque

A community leader, Zubair AbduRrauf said the Mosque attack occurred during the early morning prayers around 5am.

He said, “It occurred around 5 am on Tuesday. Two other worshippers are at the Jibrin Maigwari General Hospital, Birnin-Gwari.

“The attack took place at Ga Allah Babba of Sabon Layi, an agrarian community in the Western part of Birnin-Gwari. These are areas neighbouring the Kamuku National Park and the Kuyebana Forest in Zamfara and Niger states.

“We are in a precarious situation in Birnin-Gwari. Even on the Kaduna – Birnin-Gwari highway, people are being escorted by either security personnel or the vigilante. Two days ago, the bandits killed two people coming back from Kaduna.

“The bandits’ attack is on a daily basis. Security personnel are really trying their best to see that the attacks are being curtailed but we need a change of strategy from them (security personnel).”

Chairman of Birnin-Gwari Vanguard for Security and Good Governance, Ibrahim Abubakar Maigwari in a statement, explained that “almost on a daily basis, terrorists are on patrol across the entire Birnin-Gwari local government area, killing and abducting innocent citizens.

“The situation is more worrisome on the Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highway and has become a nightmare for travellers”.