Armed bandits have abducted twelve Muslim worshippers who were observing Tahajjud at a mosque located in the outskirt of Jibiya town of Katsina State.
A resident, Mallam Fahad Mukhtar confirmed the abduction to Channels Television on Monday morning.
Tahajjud is a midnight prayer that is being observed during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
He said the gunmen arrived at the mosque at about around 2:am on Monday and started shooting sporadically. They finally abducted the worshippers, numbering 12, and took them into the forest.
Mukhtar added however that residents have earlier been warned of the attack.
He said, “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.”