Tension as bandits abduct 22 in Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna

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The security situation in the country is not abating as kidnappers are having free days in several parts of the country with over 22 people reportedly kidnapped; eight killed and many injured between Sunday night and yesterday. The head of Kaigar Malamai village, Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State, Kabir Abubakar, and 14 others were reportedly kidnapped by bandits in two different attacks carried out Monday night.

Also, suspected bandits reportedly abducted a nursing mother after killing a member of vigilante group at Falgore forest, Tudunwada Local Government Area of Kano State, Sunday night.

Yesterday, the Kaduna State government said bandits killed seven persons in a location called Gbaja, while three herders were kidnapped. Jigawa State was not left out as the daughter of a former Speaker, Isah Zakari, and one other person was abducted, while a policeman was killed.

Bandits kidnap Katsina village head, 14 others It was gathered that the bandits that attacked the Katsina villages of Kaigar Malamai and Gomawa struck around midnight to carry out the abduction of their victims, including children and women. A source in the area, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the bandits kidnapped the village head and 12 others in Kaigar Malamai village and in another attack on Gomawa village, they kidnapped two persons, a man and woman respectively.

According to the source, “last night, the bandits attacked two villages in Danmusa Local Government Area. “The first village they attacked was Kaigar Malamai, where they kidnapped about 13 persons, including the village head. “They also attacked a village, Gomawa, which is 100 metres from Danmusa, where they kidnapped a man and a woman. The incident happened around midnight. They are yet to communicate or reach out for ransom or anything.” Vanguard

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