Bandits attack Katsina Mosque, abduct 13 worshippers

Our reporter/ At least 13 worshippers were on Saturday abducted by terrorists during an attack on a mosque in Maigamji, Funtua LGA of Katsina.

Gambo Isah, police spokesperson in the state, who confirmed the development on Sunday, said the incident occurred on Saturday night when the worshippers were observing the last prayer of the day.

The terrorists were said to have invaded the mosque in large numbers and fired at the worshippers who were forced to flee for safety.

According to Isah, the terrorists shot at the imam and another worshipper who both sustained injuries, adding that six among the 13 kidnapped persons have been rescued by the security operatives.

“It’s true. Two persons were injured. They kidnapped 13 so far and we are still looking for them,” he said.

“Six among the kidnapped persons have been rescued by the combined efforts of the police vigilante.

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“The attack happened in Maigamji in Funtua LGA. It happened on Saturday night when the worshippers were praying inside the mosque, that was the last Ishai prayer.

“The terrorists attacked them inside the mosque and shot at the chief imam and one other, they both sustained injuries and have been taken to the Funtua General Hospital. They are both in stable condition.”

Many communities in the northern region have been deserted with residents displaced by terrorists who imposed a compensation levy to allow farmers access to their farmlands.

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