Saturday, 10 February 2024 04:43

Bandits abduct 16 from Katsina community

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Armed bandits have targeted Kogo village in Faskari Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State, kidnapping 16 residents, including children, women, and men.

According to a local resident who spoke with our correspondent, the attack which was carried out at about 8:20pm yesterday, caught the villagers off guard as the assailants executed their plan with meticulous precision.

“The hoodlums quietly infiltrated the community, parked their motorcycles at a distance to avoid detection. Without causing much uproar, the assailants targeted a residence and eventually took away 16 people comprising of children, women, and men.

The community is now grappling with fear and uncertainty, anxiously awaiting updates on the ongoing situation. The residents are deeply concerned about the safety of their kidnapped fellow villagers and the overall security of the area”, the local source revealed.

When contacted, Abubakar Aliyu, spokesperson for the Katsina Police Command, stated that he would verify the report and provide a response. As of the time of filing this report, he was yet to confirm or communicate any updates.



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