Highly armed terrorist has on Sunday attacked the New Life For All Church in the Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State, kidnapping not less than 25 worshippers.
According to Eyewitnesses, the terrorists riding on motorcycles invaded the church at Dan-Tsauni Gidan Haruna Community in the early hours of Sunday while the christians worshipped.
Confirming the attack was the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Aminu Masari on Christian Affairs, Ishaya Jurau.
Jurau said security personnel are doing there best to rescue all the victims unhurt.
“They abducted our members and left the church pastor with injuries while they were conducting service this morning at around 10am” He said.
“The security are currently on top of the situation. They are working tirelessly to rescue the victims unhurt. We appreciate the efforts of the security.”
Also, the Katsina State Police Command also confirmed the attack in a statement but said seven worshippers were kidnapped and the police spokesman in the state, SP Gambo Isah noted that the terrorists attacked the church and shot one Pastor Haruna on his hand.
“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 explained.