An All Progressives Congress (APC), ward chairman in Dandume Local Government Area, of Katsina State identified as Alhaji Safiu Dantankari has allegedly been abducted by unknown gunmen.
Residents reported that a woman and her stepson was abducted alongside the APC ward chairman by the gunmen.
The gunmen allegedly stormed Dantankari ward and carried out the abductions after shooting sporadically to scare residents away.
The other two abductees are yet to be identified while the spokesperson for the Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah is also yet to confirm the abduction of the APC chairman and others involved.
Katsina state has been embroiled in attacks by bandits and other criminal elements who operate freely in several communities and local governments in the state.
Residents of the state have repeatedly protested against insecurity in the state as well as the inaction or seeming inability of security agents to adequately protect lives and property.