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Bandits kidnap 12 during midnight prayers

Twelve people have been abducted by 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 Channels Tv.

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

Mallam Mukhtar claim residents were pre-warned about the attack.

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

He said this recent attack follows an earlier attack where 40 worshippers were kidnapped and 28 escaped.

Authorities are yet to react to the incident.

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