Gunmen attacks mosque and abducts worshippers in Taraba


Gunmen have attacked a Mosque at Tella town in Gassol local government area of Taraba State, abducting four worshippers.

A resident of Tella, Suleiman Rabiu, told newsmen that the gunmen, about 12 in number, surrounded the mosque and abducted worshipers who were observing Isha’i prayers.

The source said the gunmen after disrupting the prayer session, led out the worshipers from the Mosque at gunpoint.

The source added that the gunmen later released one person and took the remaining to an unknown location.

Among those abducted are Alhaji Yahaya, Aminu Dali and Alhaji Hussaini, who is chairman of grain dealers in the area.

Spokesperson of the Taraba police command, Usman Abdullahi, confirmed the mosque incident but did not go into details.