Bandits raid Katsina Mosque kidnapped 40 worshippers
Charles Nwoke, Katsina, Nigeria
May 10, 2021
Unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked a Mosque in Kwata, Jibia Local Government Area Council of Kastina State.
The hoodlums abducted over 40 worshippers during the unfortunate incident.
According to residents of the area, the incident took place at about 12 am on Monday morning during the Laylatul Qadr prayer.
The Laylatul Qadr prayer which is the Night of Decree or Night of Power is one of the most sacred nights in the Islamic calendar.
The Katsina State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Gambo Ishaka when contacted for confirmation of the incident, said that 30 of the captives have been rescued by the combined security agents, Joint Task Force JTF.
He said, “The report is true. Hoodlums attacked a Mosque in Kwata and abducted over 40 persons but we were able to rescue 30 of them.
“But these remaining ten, I cannot vividly say they were kidnapped or probably ran somewhere within the location for safety during the attack.
“It was after we conducted headcount this morning that we discovered that about ten villagers are still missing.
“But hopefully, we are going to find them. The operation is still ongoing.
“As I’m speaking to you, the military and police are after these hoodlums, we have found out that they are heading towards Ambe and Tumburun in Zamfara State which is the hideout of the criminal elements.
“Investigation is on top gear to ensure the remaining ten are rescued and the criminals are brought to book.
“No life was lost during the attack,” the PPRO added.