Imam escapes as bandits storm Zamfara mosque; dozens of worshippers kidnapped

Bandits on Friday stormed a mosque in Zamfara when the Imam was about to start delivering sermon.

According to a report by DailyTrust, the Imam escaped the assault while dozens of the worshippers were forced into the bush by the notorious gunmen.

A resident who simply identified himself as Abubakar said; “When they (bandits) laid siege, they asked those outside to go into the mosque and told worshippers that they had come to negotiate the release of some captives with them.

“No one saw them with guns, and many people mistook them for worshippers. Nobody paid attention to them because they hid their weapons. However, shortly after they moved inside the mosque, they brought out the rifles and fired some warning shots. They herded the congregants into bush, but some of the worshippers managed to scramble out of the mosque to safety. The muezzin was among those kidnapped, but the Imam escaped the assault.

“Some of those who were outside the mosque were also abducted because unknown to them, some armed men took positions outside. They fired several gunshots into the air and then moved to forest with the captives”.


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