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Gunmen kill 5, kidnap 40 in attack on mosque in Zamfara state

At least five worshippers were killed and 40 others kidnapped when armed gunmen attacked a mosque in northwestern Nigeria, local media reported Sunday.

The attack by armed gangs occurred at a mosque in Zamfara state. The imam was among those reportedly abducted.

A spokesperson for the Zamfara State Police, Muhammed Shehu said security forces have been dispatched to the region, and an investigation launched.

Nigeria has continued to witness occasional clashes between the herder Fulani people and local farmers.

Nearly 2,000 people have lost their lives in the region while thousands have been displaced.

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