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18 Worshipers Killed, 7 Others Abducted As Gunmen Attacked Mosque On Monday

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed at least 18 worshipers in the early hours of Monday at a mosque in Nazakuka village, Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State.

According to Niger State Commissioner of Police, Monday Kuryas, who also confirmed the incident to the journalists on Monday, the hoodlums also abducted seven other people.

He added that the bandit also destroyed property worth millions of Naira belonging to one Ahlaji Abubakar Maigandus in the village.

Report reveals that one of the bandits was shot dead by security operatives in the area.

Mr Kuryas said additional set of security personnel had been deployed to the area to arrest gunmen and other miscreants undermining the peaceful co-existence among the residents.

He said further, " We are battle-ready to confront all criminal elements as long as good residents will volunteer credible information on the movement of dubious character in their midst."

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