Governor Aminu Masari, on Tuesday, directed security operatives in Katsina State to ensure the rescue of the Christian worshippers who terrorists abducted on Sunday.
The directive was given during a special meeting the governor held with heads of various security agencies in the state.
The governor also directed that security be reinforced in all worship centres in the state with a view to ensuring the protection of worshippers in those places.
A statement by Governor Masari’s Director-General in charge of the New media, Al- Amin Isah, made public on Tuesday evening after the meeting contained the directives.
The government put the number of the abducted worshippers at eight whose names were given as Rabi Isiyaku, Rabi Saidu, Saratu Hadi, Nusaibu Shuaibu, Gaje Adamu, Bilikisu Tijjani, Iliya Tijjani and Aisha Tijjani.
The statement added that Governor Masari “urged the security agencies to do everything possible to rescue the victims and ensure that they are reunited with their families.”
Governor Masari was also reported to have directed traditional rulers and community leaders in the state to furnish security operatives with genuine information on criminals in their various communities.
The statement assured residents of the state to go about their activities without any fears, adding that the state government, in collaboration with security agencies had adopted new measures to ensure their safety.