Gunmen Abduct Muslim Worshippers In Katsina
Gunmen alleged to be bandits, early Monday morning,
reportedly abducted Moslem worshippers observing Thajud(night vigil) in a
mosque at Jibia, Katsina State.
Residents put the number of those abducted at 40.
An opinion leader in the town, Mallam Gide Dahiru, however,
put the figures of those abducted at eleven, made up of seven men, three women,
and a boy.
It was learnt that the gunmen swooped on the mosque located
around New Abbatoir Area in the town, a few minutes after midnight when the
worshippers were in the middle of the prayers and did not fire any gunshot in
order not to attract attention.
The gunmen reportedly marched the victims out of the mosque
to their waiting motorcycles.
They(the gunmen) thereafter moved in the direction of
Kaoran-namoda Highway with the victims.
Dahiru, however, said security operatives including the
police and soldiers had taken positions in the town.
The spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo Isah,
was yet to respond to the SMS sent to him on the incident as at 10am. He didn’t
also pick calls to him.