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Joint Security Operatives Rescues 30 Persons, Kidnapped By Bandits At Early Morning Mosque Attack In Katsina State

by Anita Ogona
Muslim worshippers  performing the congregational prayers (Tahajjud prayers performed during Ramadan) have been attacked by Bandits and over 40 persons were allegedly  kidnapped by the bandits in Kwata,  Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The Gunmen attacked the Mosque around 2 am and kidnapped the worshippers in a mosque located in the outskirt of the town on Monday morning during the Ramadan prayers

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Confirming the incident, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Gambo Ishaka said that 30 of the abductees have been rescued by the joint security operatives.

He said: “The report is true. Hoodlums attacked a Mosque in Kwata and abducted over 40 persons but we were able to rescue 30 of them. “But these remaining ten, I can not vividly say they are kidnapped or probably ran somewhere within the location for safety during the attack. “It was after we conducted headcount this morning that we discovered that about ten villagers are still missing. “But hopefully, we going to find them. The operation is still ongoing.

“As I’m speaking to you, military and police are after these hoodlums, we have found out that they are heading towards Ambe and Tumburun in Zamfara State which is the hideout of the criminal elements. “Investigation is on top gear to ensure the remaining ten are rescued and the criminals are brought to book. “No life was lost during the attack”

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