One Killed and Six Kidnapped in Katsina Bandit Attacks

One Killed and Six Kidnapped in Katsina Bandit Attacks
One Killed and Six Kidnapped in Katsina Bandit Attacks

One person was reportedly murdered and another was injured by gunfire in the Tafoki ward of Faskari Local Government, while six individuals were kidnapped in the Shola community in Katsina Local Government Area, Katsina State.

According to sources from Tafoki, a large group of bandits attacked Unguwar Sarkin Fulani, a neighbouring community, with the intention of stealing livestock from resident herders. However, when they failed to achieve their objective, they conducted a house-to-house search and killed a man named Abdullahi.

A resident of the community stated, “Unguwar Sarkin Fulani is a polling unit within the Tafoki ward. When the attackers discovered that their targets had migrated to a different location, they stated that they would not suffer for nothing, so they began a house-to-house search and stole several cows and farming implements in the process.

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Abdullahi was shot in the chest as he emerged from his room, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Another individual was wounded in the thigh, but he was transported to the hospital for treatment.

In a separate instance, bandits assaulted the Shola hamlet in the Katsina Local Government Area of Katsina State, kidnapping six individuals.

A community resident who wished to remain anonymous stated that terrorists riding motorcycles stormed the community in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

According to locals, the terrorists took four men, one married woman, and her two-year-old daughter as they travelled from house to house.

The Police spokesman in Katsina, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the Shola incident by stating that twelve terrorists on motorbikes and equipped with an AK-47 infiltrated Shola Quarters on the outskirts of the city and kidnapped six members of the community.

Isah stated, “The Commissioner of Police, KTS police command, has dispatched an anti-kidnapping squad in addition to other operational assets of the command to the region.” He issued a marching order and reiterated that the leadership will not rest until the victims are recovered unharmed and alive.

Tanimu Adamu, Abdullahi Isiya, Isiya Rabiu, Ibrahim Adamu, and Mannir Jayi were identified as the abductees, while the woman’s identity remained unknown.

Isah claimed that the fifth victim, Mannir Jayi, had evaded the kidnappers and was assisting the police with their investigations.

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