Tension in Katsina as bandits kidnap 38 residents

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Wurma, a town Kurfi local government area of Katsina state was on Monday left in confusion after suspected bandits invaded the two and kidnapped 38 persons.

According to TheCable, the incident happened around 11:50am on Monday.

Speaking on the incident, a resident, Badamasi, said two of his children were among those kidnapped by the suspected bandits, adding that the gunmen operated for hours without being challenged.

“Hundreds of armed bandits invaded our community that morning. Even before their arrival, we sensed something and immediately started calling the police,” Badamasi said.

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“But we were surprised that the bandits spent hours, looted and kidnapped our people. I am a victim. Two of my children were abducted.”

On his part, Mustapha Muhammad, the village head, said two of his daughters are also missing. He said the attackers ransacked his room, looking for money and other valuables.

“At first, 49 people were kidnapped but 11 had returned to the village. Among those kidnapped are also wife and son of the vice-chairman of the local government.”

Gambo Isa, police spokesman in the state,  however, denied any knowledge of the incident.

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