Bandits abduct 12 worshippers during midnight prayers in Katsina Mosque

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Twelve Muslim worshippers have been abducted by armed bandits while observing Tahajjud at a mosque located in the outskirt of Jibiya town of Katsina State. Tahajjud is a midnight prayer that is being observed during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

A resident of the affected community, Mallam Fahad Mukhtar confirmed the abduction to newsmen on Monday morning.

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He stated that the gunmen arrived at the mosque at about around 2:am on Monday shooting sporadically. They finally abducted the worshippers, numbering 12, and took them into the forest.

Mukhtar, however, said residents have earlier been warned of the attack.

“Prior to their coming, people were informed on so many WhatsApp platforms that there might be an attack around 12:am.

“Our prayer is that May Almighty Allah intervene and look into our condition in Jibia. This attack happens almost on daily basis. It’s not something new.

“Our leaders and sponsors of the insecurity in our country should recall that there will be a day of judgement,” he said.

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