Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF), have rescued 30 out of 40 worshippers who were abducted by terrorists at a mosque in Jibiya Local Government Area of Katsina, northwestern Nigeria.
Katsina State Police Command traced the gunmen and were found to have passed through Tsambe and headed for Dumburun in Zamfara State.
The victims were abducted in a mosque by gunmen at Kwata community in the early hours of Monday morning while the victims were holding midnight prayers, known as Tahajjud.
Police spokesman SP Gambo Isah, said vigilantes and the local community rallied and pursued the gunmen, which enabled them to rescue 30 of the abductees.
He added that an investigation after the rescue operation revealed that there were 10 other people still unaccounted for.
He said they could not determine whether the remains were in the hands of gunmen or had escaped.
Isah said the rescued people had already returned to their families with no one shot or injured.