Bandits abduct village head, 2 married women in fresh attacks on Katsina communities
A group of armed bandits have launched fresh separate attacks on two different communities in Batsari and Kurfi Local Government Areas of Katsina State on Tuesday night, Katsina Post learned.
The communities attacked are Karare Village in Batsari and Barkiya village in Kurfi Local Government Areas of Katsina State.
In the separate attacks, Katsina Post learned that the bandits kidnapped the Magajin Garin Barkiya, a traditional village head.
Also two women, cows and food items were also carted away in Karare by the bandits.
A resident of the area, Mustapha Ruma, who spoke with our correspondent, said the attackers invaded the area on Tuesday with dangerous weapons.
He said the bandits numbering about 20, stormed the village on motorbikes valuables.
He said the bandits attacked many residents including the district head, Ciroma Ahmadu Karare, and abducted his 20-year-old daughter.
Ruma disclosed that the assailants collected the mobile phone of the district head and handed over a new Subscriber Identity Module card to him to enable them contact him for ransom negitiation.
Our correspondent also gathered that a 23-year-old woman with a little child was also abducted during the attack.
Ruma lamented the incessant attacks on Batsari LGA despite the deployment of soldiers to the area.
He said the situation had forced many residents to move out of the community to safer areas.