Bandits attack Katsina community, kill one, abduct 2


Bandits on Wednesday morning attacked the Gidangizo village in the Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State and shot dead one Mr Nasiru Alilu.

The bandits stormed Gidangizo on motorcycles at about 12.30 a.m. and ransacked houses in the community.

Residents said four persons were injured and two sisters, Amina Mudi, 23; and Zainaru Mudi, 20 were also abducted.

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Mr Alilu was said to have been killed when the bandits entered his house and demanded money which he said he did not have. He was said to have been shot at close range.

“The bandits were more than twelve and they were fully armed. They came on motorcycles. They killed Alilu because he was arguing with them that he had no money on him when they asked for money. He was shot at close range.

“The bandits were going from house to house. At Alhaji Mudi’s house, they abducted his two daughters and took them away. Several people were also injured by the bandits”, one of the residents said.

The Spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident.

He said, “The bandits were at the village and they killed a 37-year-old man whose name was given as Nasiru Alilu. They also abducted two ladies, Zainaru Alhaji Mudi, 20 and Amina Alhaji Mudi, 23. Four persons were also injured in the attack.”


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