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Terrorists Attack Katsina Church, Abduct 25 Worshippers

In the early hours of Sunday 15th January, 2023, suspected terrorists on motorcycles attacked New Life for All Church in Kankara local government area of Katsina State and abducted no fewer than 25 worshippers.

Rev. Ishaya Jurau, who is the Senior Special Assistant on Christian Affairs to Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State  confirmed the incident to THISDAY during a telephone call.

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According to him, “Bandits attacked New Life for All Church in Jan-Tsauni, Gidan Haruna in Kankara local government of Katsina State today (Sunday) around 10am.

“They abducted 25 worshippers and left the church pastor with injuries while they were conducting service this morning”, he added.

The spokesperson for the Nigerian police, SP Gambo Isah who also confirmed the incident narrated that the terrorists attacked the church and shot one Pastor Haruna on his hand.

According to him, “the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Kankara led a team of Police men 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,” he added.

The Nigerian police further claimed that the terrorists kidnapped only 7 seven people and not 25 as been speculated.

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