District head killed inside a mosque in Taraba

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Gunmen have attacked a Mosque at Maisamari town in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State, killing Alhaji Abdulkadir Maisamari, a district head.

According to witnesses, Alhaji Abdulkadir Maisamari was killed during Isha’i prayers yesterday night.

The gunmen reportedly opened fire immediately they stormed the mosque.

Residents were said to have confronted the gunmen, forcing them to flee into a mountain close to the town.

A resident said nobody was abducted, and the district head had been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.

The incident brings to three the mosques that have been attacked in Taraba state in recent weeks.

Spokesperson of Taraba Police Command, Usman Abdullahi, confirmed the incident but did not give details.