Zamfara State: Gunmen Kill 20 In Mosque Attack

Zamfara State: Gunmen Kill 20 In Mosque Attack
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Not less than 20 people have been killed with scores injured after suspected armed gunmen attacked a Mosque in Kwaddi village in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
Daily Trust reports that the attack happened at the Mosque during Asr prayer in the early hours of Tuesday, July 25, 2018.
It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the Mosque located in the village which shares boundary with the Niger Republic.
The attackers were said to have earlier invaded the village and killed at least eight people for failing to oblige to a N1 million ransom demanded from the whole community.
Residents who spoke to newsmen said:
“They gave another deadline for the ransom and then left. Most of the residents are peasant farmers and none of them can boast of even N50,000. They came back and struck when people were observing Asr prayer.
It was raining then; they left the mosque and started a house to house attack killing people in their own houses including those who had escaped the mosque attack.”
The State Police Command through its spokesman, Muhammad Shehu, confirmed the incident but said he could not give further details.

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