Bandits attack Katsina village, kidnap head’s daughter

Bandits on Tuesday evening attacked Karare village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State where they kidnapped the daughter of the village head, Ciroma Ahmadu Karare.

Residents said the 20-year-old woman was abducted alongside another 23-year-old woman who had her baby strapped to her back as of the time of the incident.

The bandits who were said to be twenty in number and fully armed reportedly stormed the village on motorcycles.

They were said to have attacked several houses in the village including that of the village head where they abducted his daughter.

One of the residents, Mustapha Ruma said the bandits also seized the mobile phone of the village head and gave him a new SIM card. He was instructed to call them for negotiations.

The bandits were also said to have rustled some animals and stolen food items from the village during the operation.

When contacted, the Spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, said on the telephone, “Iam working on it”.

He was yet to call back or respond to the SMS message that was also sent to him on the incident as of press time.

Governor Aminu Masari’s Special Adviser on security, Ibrahim Katsina, was also yet to respond to the text message sent to him on the incident while the phone calls to him rang out.

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