March 1, 2024

Terrorists attack Katsina mosque, shoot imam, kidnap 13 worshippers

Not less than thirteen worshippers have been kidnapped by a group of terrorists.

The worshippers were abducted during an attack on a mosque in Maigamji, Funtua LGA of Katsina.

According to the state police spokesperson, Gambo Isah, the terrorists were said to have invaded the mosque in large numbers and fired at the worshippers who were forced to flee for safety.

Isah reported, on Sunday December 4, 2022, that the incident occurred on Saturday night when the worshippers were observing the last prayer of the day.

He said the terrorists shot at the imam and another worshipper who both sustained injuries, adding that six among the 13 kidnapped persons have been rescued by the security operatives.

The spokesperson said, “It’s true. Two persons were injured. They kidnapped 13 so far and we are still looking for them. Six among the kidnapped persons have been rescued by the combined efforts of the police vigilante.

“The attack happened in Maigamji in Funtua LGA. It happened on Saturday night when the worshippers were praying inside the mosque, that was the last Ishai prayer.

“The terrorists attacked them inside the mosque and shot at the chief imam and one other. They both sustained injuries and have been taken to the Funtua General Hospital. They are both in stable condition.”

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