The home town of Ibrahim Aminu Kurami, a lawmaker representing Bakori constituency in the Katsina House of Assembly, was invaded by bandits who abducted his wife and two children.
Nearly a year ago, the lawmaker himself was abducted and kept for days until he was ransomed.
The bandits blocked the Funtua-Katsina road for minutes around 8pm Saturday night while the Kurami family was abducted at his home, a source said.
“Right after Isha’i prayers, we started hearing gunshots in the town, before we knew it they had already positioned themselves in the strategic positions of the town to avoid any move by the residents to engage them,” Muhammad Kurami.
“They went straight to the home of the Honourable Member and stole his wife and two children.”.
The bandits wounded Abdulhakim Ubaidu during the abduction, according to him.
Following the incident, residents and vigilantes in the area launched a pursuit.
Approximately one year ago before he was elected as a member of Bakori’s Bye-Election, Kurami was killed in a kidnapping, and until he was freed by paying a ransom his freedom was ensured.
On August 28, suspected bandits invaded Bakori town and abducted Alhaji Amu, his two daughters, as well as Idris Sule Idris, the younger brother of District Head Bakori.
At the time of this report, the victims were still in the hands of the kidnappers.
In recent months, the Bakori, Funtua, and Danja council areas have become vulnerable to bandit attacks.
Bandits have over the years destabilized the neighbouring Faskari, Kankara, Sabuwa and Dandume, causing mass exodus of residents from their ancestral villages and hamlets.