Bandits Abduct Worshippers In Zamfara During Friday Prayer

Terrorists disguised as Muslims have abducted many worshippers in a mosque in the North West state of Zamfara as they were observing Friday prayer.

It was gathered that the gunmen stormed a central mosque in Zugu town, Bukkuyum local government area in the state, at about 1:30 pm.

Zugu is 170 km west of Zamfara state capital Gusau.

According to a report shared by Zagazola Makama, a counter insurgency expert and security analyst, the nandits visited the mosque under the pretext to pray before attacking the worshippers.

Many worshipers scampered for safety amidst sporadic gun shooting by the insurgents. The bandits surrounded the remaining worshippers and took them away.

Abdulkareem Bilyaminu, a witness, said that scores of people including the deputy Chief Imam were among those abducted by the bandits and taken towards Gando Forest.

Security operatives have reportedly intensified search for the abducted victims.