Gunmen attacked a Mosque in Katsina State, Northwest Nigeria on Saturday, shooting some and abducting others.
The gunmen believed to be bandits disrupted Ishaa’i prayer during the attack on the Mosque.
The Mosque is located in Maigamji village, along Funtua-Dandume Road in the Funtua Local Government Area of the state.
A former councillor of Maigamji ward, Alhaji Lawal Maigamji, said the assailants shot two people including the Imam leading the prayers.
The Imam, identified as Malam Yusha’u and a worshipper, Hussaini Jamo who was also shot are said to be receiving treatment at a hospital in Funtua.
The councillor said: “They surrounded the Mosque when Ishaa’i congregational prayer was being conducted. After shooting Imam Yusha’u and Hussaini Jamo, they abducted 18 people and made away with them into the bush”.
He, however, said four of the abducted persons later escaped from their captors while in transit.