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At least 14 worshipers have been abducted after gunmen attacked a mosque in Kaduna

At least 14 worshipers have been abducted by gunmen suspected to be bandits who attacked a mosque in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The gunmen were said to have attacked the mosque in large numbers while residents were observing the evening prayers on Thursday.

Local sources said the bandits surrounded the mosque upon their arrival in the area and in the process, they took about 14 worshippers away to an unknown destination.

The gunmen were also reported to have carted away an unspecified number of cattle from Tudun Amada village, also in Giwa Local Government Area.

According to the locals, the assailants split into two groups for simultaneous operations, with some invading the mosque while the rest attacked some houses within the community.

In the meantime, no fewer than 11 persons, mostly elderly women, were abducted by gunmen suspected to be bandits in neighbouring ??Katsina State.

The incident occurred on Saturday morning at Shinfida Village in Jibia Local Government Area of the state.

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