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Bandits on Friday abducted dozens of worshippers from a Jumuat Mosque in Zugu community of Gummi local government area of Zamfara state. Residents said the armed men hid their guns inside their clothes and stormed the mosque when the Imam was about to start delivering sermon.


The intruders reportedly told those outside the mosque to go inside.“When they laid siege, they asked those outside to go into the mosque told worshippers that they had come to negotiate the release of some captives with them.

Daily Trust reports that the muezzin was among those kidnapped, but the Imam was able to escape the assault.

Source: The Skuup