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The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed it received a threat letter to attack churches in Gusau, the capital of the state. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ayuba Elkanah, said the letter was dropped at the police command headquarters by unknown persons. He made the disclosure during an interactive session with newsmen in Gusau on Tuesday. According to him, the police were yet to establish the authors of the letter. The command, however, assured the Christian community in the state that the police would give them adequate security. “We are yet to ascertain where the letter came from, but considering the current situation in the country, we will not just sit down and overlook the content of the letter. “We are going to deploy adequate security to all churches and even mosques during prayer sessions and services. “I have directed that adequate security personnel should be deployed to churches and even the mosques from next Friday.” It will be recalled that it was recently reported that bandits have written to the Christian community in Zamfara informing them of the writer’s intention to attack churches in the state. By SaharaReporters, NewYork Source:
No fewer than 20 bodies have been recovered, while many others are still missing following a boat mishap in the Bagwai Local Government Area of Kano State. It was learnt that seven people were rescued alive during the incident that happened on Tuesday. According to Daily Trust, the boat, with 47 passengers on board, capsized while ferrying some adults and pupils of Madinatu Islamiyya School from Badau village heading to Bagwai. The pupils were said to be going to participate in the Maulud celebration marking the birth of Prophet Mohammed SAW. Confirming the incident, the spokesman for the Kano State Fire Service, Malam Saminu Abdullahi, who noted that the accident happened at about 9:15pm, affirmed that 20 bodies had been recovered while the rescue operation was ongoing. "Only seven persons were rescued while the remains of those that died had been deposited in a hospital," he added. Poor visibility was said to be affecting the rescue operation. By SaharaReporters, New York Source: