Bandits again strike in Katsina, kidnap former NBC director, teenage daughter

Bandits have launched a fresh attack in Katsina Monday night by raiding Bakori Housing Units and abduct a former NBC director, Alhaji Ahmed Abdulkadir along with his 15-year-old daughter.

This development is coming barely 24 hours after it was reported that gunmen suspected to be bandits kidnapped family members of lawmakers in the state House of Assembly, Daily Trust reports.

According to the report, three other residents were abducted by the bandits who wielded AK 47 rifles.

The homes of the victims were raided around 9 pm, according to sources.

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Others abducted were Alhaji Bello Aminu Bakori, Shamsuddeen Aminu and one Habibu Rabe of Local Education Authority, Bakori.

Less than an hour after the abduction, vigilantes in the area mobilised and went after them.

The local guards reportedly caught up with the armed men in Danja Local Government Area and after an exchange of gunfire, three victims were said to have regained freedom.

But Abdulkadir and his daughter are said to still be in captivity.

Meanwhile, NewsWireNGR earlier reported that the state governor, Aminu Masari, banned the operations of commercial phone charging centres in the state to stem insecurity.

The governor also hinted that there is a planned “further measures with the Federal Ministry of Communications with the aim of restoring normalcy in the communities”.

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