Terrorists on Sunday invaded the New Life For All Church in the Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State, kidnapping a minimum 25 worshippers in the process.
Daily Report Nigeria gathered that the terrorists rode on motorcycles and invaded the church at Dan-Tsauni Gidan Haruna Community in the early hours of Sunday when the victims were in church.
Confirming the incident, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Aminu Masari on Christian Affairs, Ishaya Jurau, told Channels that security personnel were already working to rescue the victims unhurt.
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“They abducted our members and left the church pastor with injuries while they were conducting service this morning at around 10am.
“The security are currently on top of the situation. They are working tirelessly to rescue the victims unhurt. We appreciate the efforts of the security.”
The Katsina State Police Command spokesman, SP Gambo Isah also noted that the terrorists attacked the church and shot a certain identified as Pastor Haruna on his hand.
“The Divisional Police Officer in charge of Kankara led a team of Police men to the village but before his arrival the terrorists had already escaped with the victims.
“The injured Pastor was evacuated to General Hospital, Kankara for treatment. Efforts are on with a view of arresting the hoodlums.”
The kidnapped victims, according to the police, include 15-year-old Rabi Isyaku; Rabi Saidu, 36; Rabi Babba, 49; Saratu Hadi, 27; Nusaiba Shuaibu, 13; all of Maitsauni village, Kankara LGA of Katsina.
Meanwhile, bandits had in a similar incident, abducted over 300 pupils from a secondary school in Kankara on December 11, 2020.
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