January 27, 2023

Bandits storms Katsina village, abduct over 50 residents


Bandits have attacked Ruwan Godiya Village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State, abducting no fewer than 50 persons in the process.

A resident in the community told Daily Trust that the bandits arrived on over 60 motorcycles and started shooting sporadically in the air and operated without disturbance for over two hours. According to the resident, there were over 20 military personnel in the village when the incident happened but they did not make any attempt to repel the attackers.

“Even before they came, we heard about their plan to attack and we informed security personnel, but unfortunately they came around 7:30pm and they were there in the town for over two hours.

They injured three persons but none was killed. However, they abducted over 50 people after looting some valuables, including clothing materials,” the source said

Another resident alleged that soldiers who came from the Sheme side of the local government area, saw the attackers crossing escaping with the abducted persons but did not make any attempt to rescue them.

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