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Five killed as gunmen attack Zamfara mosque

According to police report, gunmen have killed five worshippers and kidnapped 18 in an attack on a mosque during prayers in Zamfara state in remote Dutsen Gari village in Maru district as residents were observing the weekly Friday prayers.

“The bandits killed five worshippers and kidnapped 18 others, including the imam,” state police spokesman Mohammed Shehu told reporters.

However some residents spoke otherwise saying;

“The gunmen attacked the mosque while the imam was delivering the sermon and took away more than 30 people,  including the imam, after shooting dead five worshippers,” one resident, Ibrahim Altine, told newsmen.

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