Bandits abduct many worshippers in Zamfara mosque during Jummat prayer
Armed bandits have abducted many worshippers in the North West of Zamfara as they were observing Jummat prayers,"Zagazola Learnt.
It was gathered that the gun men who disguised as worshippers 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.
Eye witnesses told Zagazola Makama, A Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad, gathered that the marauders visited the mosque under the pretext to pray in the mosque before wrecking havoc.
"Many worshipers scampered for safety amidst sporadic gun shooting by the insurgents. The bandits surrounded the remaining worshippers and took them to away.
Abdulkareem Bilyaminu, a witness, said that several persons including the deputy Chief Imam were among those abducted by the bandits.
According to him,"The armed group followed to eastern location of Zugu village heading towards Gando forest." said the eye witness.
Security operatives have reportedly intensified search for the abducted victims.