'How terrorists abducted 5 churchgoers in Katsina'


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The police in Katsina have explained how rampaging terrorists abducted five women who were on their way to church in Mai Tsauni, Gidan Haruna in Kankara Local Government of the state early Sunday morning.

The five women are members of a a church, New Life for All, whose pastor simply identified as Haruna, was also injured in the attack.

The Pastor is being treated for the injuries, Gambo Isa, Katsina Police Command spokesperson said in a statement.

According to him, terrorists attacked the community with AK 47 rifles and started shooting sporadically before they took the women who were on their way to church away.

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“The kidnapped victims are (1) Rabi Isyaku, F, aged 15yrs, (2) Rabi Saidu, F, aged 36yrs, (3) Rabi Babba, F, aged 49yrs, (4) Saratu Hadi, aged 27yrs, and (5) Nusaiba Shuaibu, aged 13yrs, all of Maitsauni village, Kankara LGA of Katsina state,” he said.

He added that though the Divisional Police Officer in Kankara was informed when the attack began, the terrorists had ran away with their victims before policemen got to the community.

“DPO Kankara led a team of Policemen to the village but before his arrival, the terrorists had already escaped with the victims. The injured Pastor was evacuated to General Hospital, Kankara for treatment.

“Efforts are on with a view of arresting the hoodlums, please,” Isa added.

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