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  • Updated: April 02, 2024

Zamfara: Gunmen kill man, abduct wife, neighbour

Zamfara: Gunmen kill man, abduct wife, neighbour

A man named Ashiru Nagoma was ambushed and slain by gunmen in Buluku, an outlying area of the Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State, along with his wife and neighbour, according to the Police Command.

News reporters were informed on Tuesday by command spokesman ASP Yazid Abubakar.

Allnews.ng had earlier reported today that bandits had abducted numerous worshippers from a mosque in Gusau town as they were there for Ramadan Tahajjud prayers at two in the morning.

“Sad. In the early morning of Tuesday at about 0200hr, bandit sneaked into Gusau Town and abducted several worshippers in a Mosque while they were observing Tahajjud (midnight) prayers,” he stated.

Reacting to the incident, Abubakar stressed that the late Nagoma had resisted an attack by the gunmen, and they, in turn, killed him and abducted his wife and neighbour.

“The bandits did not attack the mosque. They had a target, and it was the man that was attacked. His wife and neighbour were abducted.

“Our rescue team is on top of the situation and is making frantic efforts to make sure that the perpetrators are brought to book and the abducted victims are rescued. An investigation is also ongoing,” he maintained.

In February, many worshippers were kidnapped by bandits from one of the mosques in Tsafe town, the centre of the Tsafe Local Government Area in Zamfara State.

A resident, only known as Garba, informed reporters that the bandits broke into the mosque around five in the morning just as worshippers were about to begin their morning prayers.

In the same vein, bandits launched a deadly attack in Zamfara State, resulting in the killing of Sheikh Ahmad Rufa’i, the Chief Imam of the Central Mosque in Keita village, Tsafe Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

The attack occurred shortly after the night of congregational prayer.

The tragic incident follows closely on the heels of the murder of Imam Abubakar Hassan Mada, the Chief Imam of the Central Mosque in Mada, Gusau LGA, just three weeks prior.

According to Ibrahim Musa Keita, a resident of Keita village, the bandits were initially spotted along the Kwarin Gano-Keita Road. Despite residents being warned of their presence, the bandits proceeded to attack the village.

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