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Breaking: Robbers Take Over Mosque, Murder Imam

The Imam and one worshipper, identified as Kabir, were killed by several bandits during an early-morning raid on a mosque in Sabon Layi, Kakangi ward, Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area, Kaduna State, on Tuesday. Two other worshippers were injured to varying degrees

Bilya Mairabo and Ashiru Mairabo were two more worshippers who were seriously injured in the incident

It was reported that they were being treated at Birnin-Gwari’s Jibrin Maigwari General Hospital

According to Zubair AbduRrauf, a community leader, Punch, the event happened at around five in the morning during the early morning prayers

The Danmasanin of Birnin-Gwari, AbduRrauf, continued, saying that the bandits had nearly daily attacks on the communities of Birnin-Gwari, killing and kidnapping people, mostly farmers

He continued by saying that the situation on the Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highway was particularly concerning and that it had turned into a nightmare for drivers and other road users

“Yeah, a mosque imam and two other worshipers were killed,” he stated. It was Tuesday morning, around five o’clock. At the Jibrin Maigwari General Hospital in Birnin-Gwari, there are two more worshippers

The incident happened at Ga Allah Babba of Sabon Layi, a farming village in Birnin-Gwari’s western region. These are the regions that border the states of Zamfara and Niger’s Kuyebana Forest and Kamuku National Park

“In Birnin-Gwari, our circumstances are uncertain. People are being escorted by security personnel or vigilantes even on the Kaduna – Birnin – Gwari expressway. Two individuals returning from Kaduna were slain by the bandits two days ago

“The bandits attack every day.” We need a shift in approach from the security professionals, even if they are doing a great job of trying to stop the attacks

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As of the time this report was filed, neither the state government nor the state police command had provided an official confirmation

ASP Mansir Hassan, the public relations officer for the state police, promised to get back to the magazine after being contacted

He said, “I’m driving, and I’ll get back to you when I stop”

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