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About 11 worshippers abducted from Katsina mosque have escaped

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At least 11 persons, including an infant, abducted from the Jibia mosque in Katsina State have escaped captivity.

NewsWireNGR recalls that the worshippers were abducted at a mosque located in the outskirt of Jibiya town of Katsina State while observing midnight prayers.

A local resident, Fahad Mukhtar confirmed to Channels Television that the victims escaped from their abductors on Wednesday afternoon in Zurmi Local Government Area of the neighboring Zamfara State.

Their escape, according to an eyewitness, was facilitated by a woman married to one of the bandits who untied them where they were kept and asked them to run away.

Those who escaped include eight males and three females.

The only victim left is a nursing mother whose infant was rescued but she could not make it because her legs were swollen and she couldn’t run.

The abductors are now demanding N10million ransom before they release her.

The police authorities in the state have not confirmed the report as phone calls put through the spokesman, SP Gambo Isah were not picked up as at the time of filing this report.

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