Gunmen have attacked a mosque in West Africa’s Nigeria and kidnapped 19 Muslim worshipers. The imam and another person were injured and taken to a hospital. (icon picture)
A local police spokesman from the northern state of Katsina said on Sunday. Six believers were freed, the 13 other kidnappers were being held hostage by the attackers. The police are trying to free the remaining kidnappers.
Numerous criminal gangs known as “bandits” operate in north-west and central Nigeria. They attack villages, plunder them and kill residents. The gangs also try to extort ransom money through kidnappings. The gangs usually attack schools and travelers.