Katsina Muslim worshippers abduction: 30 rescued, 10 unseen – Police

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Thirty out 40 Muslim worshipers abducted by bandits at a in Jibiya, Katsina State in wee hours Monday have been rescued.

Spokesman to Katsina State command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed in an with BBC that bandits truly struck around 2.00 am on Monday at a new in Unguwar Kwata.

He said “when they went they fired shots in the air and abducted the in the that came out for Tahajjud prayers.”

According to him, the responded to the reports and collaborated with other security forces, vigilantes and the local community to give the bandit a hot pursuit thereby rescuing rescue 30 the abductees.

This implied that about 10 worshipers are still unaccounted for, but he declined to say that they were still held captive. He suggested that they could as well have escaped the .

Sketch reported earlier that the forcibly took away 40 Muslim worshipers early Monday morning at a in Katsina State, even though vigilante guards were already on alert and to confront them.

Hundreds youths and vigilante group were left aghast as the bandits came in through the western entry point, rather than the eastern point where they were being expected.

While the eastern entry points of Daddara, Kukar Babangida and Magama were fully fortified against the bandits, they sneaked in through Jibawa, went round to the western entry point near Yunusa Dantauri Hospital and attacked the mosque on the outskirt of the town.