Police rescued 30 worshippers abducted from a mosque in Jibia


The police command in Katsina state says it has rescued 30 worshippers abducted from a mosque by suspected bandits. 

It was reported how the bandits attacked the mosque in Jibiya where worshippers had gathered to observe Tahajjud, a midnight prayer said by Muslims during Ramadan. 

Some youths and vigilante groups in the town were said to have prepared to engage the bandits in the event of an attack, but the bandits used a different route to gain entry into the town.

Speaking with newsmen on the development, Katsina state police command’s spokesperson, Gambo Isah, said the police with the military and other vigilante groups had gone after the gunmen and rescued 30 of the worshippers.

He said after a headcount, they found that 10 of the worshippers are still missing. Isah added that the police are making an effort to link up with the family contacted by the abductors.