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JUST IN: Terrorists kill 16 worshippers in Niger

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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Terrorists, often referred to as bandits have killed 16 people who were performing their morning prayers in a mosque in Ba’are village in Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State.

According to a report by The Nation, the incident occurred on Wednesday morning when the bandits stormed the village on motorcycles and headed for the mosque where they killed and injured the worshippers.

Ten others who were injured are currently receiving treatment in the Kontagora General Hospital.

The Niger State Commissioner of Police, Monday Bala Kuryas, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with the newspaper.

He said nine people and not 16 died in the attack, adding that additional security personnel has been drafted to the area.

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