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Unknown gunmen kidnap judge inside court in Katsina
Wed, 19 May 2021   ||   Nigeria,

Wednesday, 19 May 2021: A judge, identified as Alhaji Husaini Sama’ila, was on Tuesday kidnapped from inside a court in the northern state of Katsina.

The Sharia court judge is said to have been kidnapped in the afternoon after armed attackers broke into the court in Zakat village.

It was not clear why the judge was inside the court at a time when judicial workers were observing a nationwide strike.

A police spokesman told the press that the judge did not request protection and "nobody was aware of his visit to the court".

The spokesman added that the court had already been moved to another town because of insecurity.

Katsina is one of the states worst affected by attacks in the northern region.

States across Muslim-majority northern Nigeria use both secular law and Sharia law, which does not apply to non-Muslims.


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