Residents of Kankara town, in Kankara Local Government area, had on Thursday, reportedly mobilized themselves and killed two bandits out of several numbers of them who besieged the town to cause mayhem.
Kankara town has an aleternative major highway connecting travelers from Abuja and Kaduna to Katsina town through Dutsin-ma, the state capital.
“The other bandits had to escape when they discovered that residents really prepared and ambushed them in a surprise attack,” our source who pleaded for anonymity said.
Police Public Relations Officer of Katsina Command, SP Gambo Isa, said he would speak on the incident after contacting the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Kankara.
Kidnapping is rampant in most local government areas of Katsina State especially in Jibia, Dandume, Faskari, Sabuwa, Danmusa, Safana, Kankara, Batsari, Dutsinma, Kurfi, Funtua and Katsina metropolis.
Some of the councils border the dreaded Rugu forest, which serves as a hideout for bandits. The rise is also said to be a fallout of the insecurity in neighboring Zamfara State, which also borders the forest.
The bandits are not only intercepting travellers on the major highways in the state but have resorted to storming towns and residences to pick their victims randomly.