Bandits Disrupt prayer, Kidnap dozens of worshipers

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Disrupt Tahajjud Prayers, Abduct Dozens of Worshipers in Zamfara Mosque.

Dozens of worshipers were abducted during a brazen attack by bandits on a mosque in Gusau, the capital of Zamfara State, on Tuesday morning. The incident occurred as Muslim faithful were observing the congregational Tahajjud prayers, a special prayer observed during the last 10 days of Ramadan.

The assailants struck the town around 2 a.m., disrupting the peaceful prayers and instilling fear and chaos among the worshipers. Security analyst and counter-insurgency expert, Zagazola Makama, shared details of the incident on X platform, highlighting the audacity of the terrorists’ actions.

 

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“In the early morning of Tuesday at about 0200hr, bandits sneaked into Gusau Town and abducted several worshippers in a Mosque while they were observing tahajjud (midnight) prayers,” Makama reported.

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The attack underscores the persistent security challenges facing Zamfara State and the broader region, where banditry and other forms of criminality have plagued communities, leading to loss of lives and displacement of residents.

 

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Despite efforts by security forces to combat the menace, such incidents continue to occur, highlighting the need for sustained vigilance and proactive measures to safeguard lives and property.

At the time of reporting, the police had not issued a statement regarding the incident. The abduction of worshipers during a sacred prayer session reflects the brazenness of the bandits and the vulnerability of communities to such attacks.

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As authorities investigate the abduction and work to secure the release of the victims, residents remain apprehensive about the security situation in Zamfara State and call for concerted efforts to address the root causes of insecurity and restore peace and stability to the region.

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