News Karnataka
Thursday, January 26 2023
Africa

Abuja: Out of 19 abducted from Nigerian mosque, six rescued

Nigerian mosque abduction, six rescued
Photo Credit : IANS

Abuja: Nigerian police have confirmed that they had rescued six people out of 19 who were kidnapped from a mosque in the country’s northern state of Katsina late Saturday December 3.

Gambo Isah, a spokesman for the state police, told reporters in Katsina city that the gunmen stormed a local mosque in the Maigamji community of Katsina, shooting and injuring two people during the attack, Xinhua news agency reported.

A total of 19 people were taken away by the gunmen following the attack. Two of the victims were rescued by policemen late Saturday while four others were rescued on Sunday, Isah said.

He said the police would continue to beam the searchlight on the remaining 13 victims still in the kidnappers’ den.

Armed attacks have been a primary security threat in Nigeria’s northern and central regions, leading to deaths and kidnappings in recent months.

Share this:
MANY DROPS MAKE AN OCEAN
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Find the best odds at 10Cric and ipl betting 2021! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp