Suspected militants thought to be operating in the jungle of Katsina state’s Kankara Local Government Area conducted a new attack on a church, kidnapping all 25 worshipers leaving only the pastor, whom they injured.
The church’s name was Global Mission Church, and it was located in the Gidan Haruna Dan Mai Tsauni Gurbi ward of the Kankara LGA, according to Dr. Musa Peters, secretary of the Katsina State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria,CAN, who confirmed the incident.
He continued by saying that the church’s former name, New Life for All Church, was recently changed to Global Mission Church.
He claims that the incident happened on Sunday (today) January 15 at around 11:00 am while the worshipers were doing service.
Peters said, “A terrible report reaching me has it that a church in Kankara local government was attacked this morning around 11:00 am while service was ongoing and all the worshippers except the pastor who was injured were kidnapped”.
The injured pastor is receiving treatment at a hospital in Katsina, according to the secretary of the state Christian Association.
He added that the security personnel have been alerted, and efforts are being made to rescue them.
This is coming as terrorists, earlier in the day in Minna, Niger State, shot a Catholic Priest and set him on fire after the attempting to break into the pastorium.