40 worshippers abducted as armed bandits attack mosque during midnight prayer in Katsina

At least 40 worshippers have been abducted by armed bandits at a mosque in Jibiya town, Jibiya Local Government Area of Katsina State.

It was gathered that the bandits stormed the mosque while worshippers were observing Tahajjud, a midnight prayer observed during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Residents of the town told Daily Nigerian that dozens of gunmen struck at the mosque around 2am on Monday, May 10, and whisked away some worshippers.

It was further gathered that the kidnappers initially picked 47 congregants, including women and children, but seven later returned.

So far we established 40 people missing after the attack," a resident said

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