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Saraki reacts as gunmen kill worshippers, kidnap Imam during prayer in Zamfara

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Bukola Saraki, former Senate President, on Monday, condemned the abduction and killing of worshippers in Zamfara State.

Saraki said Nigeria needs an all encompassing approach to resolve the issue of kidnapping and banditry in the country.

Recall that bandits had over the weekend killed five worshippers, while abducting about 50 others, including an Imam in Zamfara State.

The incident occured during Friday’s Juma’at prayers at a mosque in Kanoma area of the state.

Reacting to the incident, the former Senate President said Nigerian government should engage its best mind in resolving the menace.

In a series of tweets, Saraki urged the Nigerian government to call for help from its foreign allies.

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According to Saraki: “This attack on worshippers during Juma’at prayers, which led to the kidnapping of 40 people, including an Imam in Zamfara State, should be a major cause for concern for all Nigerians.

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“These rampant cases of insecurity highlight a growing trend that must be addressed head-on.

“We must deploy all available resources; tap into the knowledge and experiences of our best minds both within and out of government; and call on our friends and allies across the world to help solve our insecurity challenges.

“We need a deliberate and all-encompassing approach to ensure that such incidents are curbed or at the very least, brought to the barest minimum — because this cannot become our ‘new normal.’ It is unacceptable, and we must solve it together.”

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