The Joint Security Operatives have successfully rescued 30 out of 40 worshipers who were abducted last night by bandits in Katsina State.
Police spokesman in Katsina, SP Gambo, confirmed the development to newsmen.
Gambo said the bandits, who came in their numbers, surrounded the worshippers at a newly constructed mosque at the outskirt of Jibia abducted the Worshipers (Tahajjud Prayers)
“It is around Abattoir quarters, which is their notorious route into Jibia.
They surrounded the worshippers and fired a shot into the air to scare them after which they abducted about 40 of them.”
“But a combined effort of the police, military, local vigilante and members of the community went after them and succeeded in rescuing about 30 of the victims.
“When we conducted a headcount this morning, about 10 are still missing, but we are not sure if they are actually with the bandits or they have ran to other places for their safety. But investigation is ongoing,” he said.
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