Gunmen kidnap 17 Muslims in Nasarawa mosque invasion
- At least 17 persons have been kidnapped in Nasarawa state
- The victims were abducted while observing Isha’i prayer on Tuesday night, October 27
- The kidnappers are reportedly demanding N1 million in ransom for each of the 17 victims
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Gunmen have invaded a mosque at Gwargwada-Sabo community in Gadabuke development area of Nasarawa state and abducted 17 persons, a report by Daily Trust has stated.
Legit.ng gathers that a library staff member at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, three women and 13 other male adults are the victims of the abductors.
A resident of the community, simply identified as Usman, said the incident happened on Tuesday night, October 27, when Muslims of the community were observing Isha’i prayer.
“The gunmen actually took positions and started shooting into different directions, after other gangs surrounded the mosque and whisked them away into the bush."
Families of the kidnapped residents have established contact with the kidnappers, who are demanding N1million in ransom for each victim.
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Similarly, gunmen have kidnapped a former commissioner of higher education in Nasarawa state, Clement Uhembe.
The development was confirmed by Bola Longe, the commissioner of police in Nasarawa state on Wednesday, October 7.
Longe said the former commissioner was abducted on Tuesday evening, October 6, at his residence in the Akunza Migili area of the state and was taken to an unknown destination.
In a related development, the district head of Lingyado village under Maru local government area of Zamfara state has been abducted by gunmen suspected to be bandits.
The spokesperson for the police in the state, Mohammed Shehu confirmed the abduction in a statement on Sunday, October 25.
Shehu disclosed that four other victims were also abducted by the suspected bandits.
He said the quick intervention of the joint police and military units stationed at Bindin prevented the bandits from kidnapping as many people as possible.
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