Fear Grip Niger Residents as Terrorists Reportedly Abduct Pastor, 7 Worshippers

Fear Grip Niger Residents as Terrorists Reportedly Abduct Pastor, 7 Worshippers

A suspected terrorist attack in a village in Niger state has led to the death of a pastor and seven other worshippers.

Daily Trust reports that the terrorists in their number launched an attack in a village called Gidigori.

Located in the Rafi local government area of Niger state, the terrorists stormed while worshippers were attending a church service at the Salama Baptist Church.

A source privy to information from the incident said the attack occurred at about 10 am on Sunday, February 27.

Niger state governor Sani Bello
Some terrorists invaded a church and abducted eight people Photo: Sani Bello
Source: UGC

The source who is a member of the community said the attackers abducted the pastor of the church and some other worshippers.

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It was also gathered that the church near Birnin Gwari in Kaduna state.

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It was gathered that the sad development also affected various business activities in the affected areas.

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Meanwhile, the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, on Thursday, February 3, said the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) had uncovered 96 financiers of Boko Haram and ISWAP.

Mohammed at a briefing on the anti-corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari also revealed that the NFIU has exposed 424 associates/supporters of the financiers, 123 firms, and 33 bureaux de change linked with the insurgency.

Also, the minister disclosed that the agency had identified 26 suspected bandits/kidnappers and seven accomplices, adding that 45 of the suspects will soon be prosecuted.

Source: Legit.ng

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