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BREAKING: Terrorists break into Kaduna mosque, kill imam

Some terrorists, on Tuesday, invaded a mosque at the Sabon Layi, in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing the Imam.

Three worshippers — Kabir, Bilya Mairabo and Ashiru Mairabo — also sustained various degrees of injuries during the attack.

The worshippers were said to be receiving medical attention at the Jibrin Maigwari General Hospital, Birnin-Gwari.

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

“Yes, an Imam of a mosque and two other worshippers were killed. It occurred around 5 am on Tuesday. Two other worshippers are at the Jibrin Maigwari  General Hospital, Birnin-Gwari,” he said, according to Punch.

“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).”

There was no official confirmation from either the state government or the state police command as of the time of filing this report.

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