Bandits have kidnapped three persons in a fresh attack on Dan-Ali village in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State. It was reported that the attackers also carted away money and valuables during the attack.
A resident in the community, Malam Tukur Dan Ali, confirmed the incident to a prominent TV station. He said his relative was part of those kidnapped.
According to Dan Ali, the bandits in their dozens arrived in the village around 1:25 am on Tuesday and kidnapped three young persons, one of which is women.
He added that the attackers shot into the air to scare residents.
“The bandits made several gunshots sporadically and made their way into the houses of Alhaji Musa and Alhaji Gambo where they kidnapped the three persons,” he explained.
He said the bandits had however released one of the victims, Hajiya Fatima unconditionally.
He lamented that security operatives were yet to arrive in the village even as at 5:30 a.m.
Efforts to reach the spokesman of the state police command, Gambo Isah, a Superintendent of Police (SP) proved abortive as calls made to his phone were not returned.
Bandits attacks and kidnappings have been on the rise in Katsina State. The level of insecurity recently led members of the state to call on the Federal government to declare a state of emergency on the state as quickly as possible.
President Muhammadu Buhari, in reaction to the spate of attacks ordered the security chiefs to commence an investigation. He also assured that the government will restore peace and stability in the state.
Meanwhile, Governor Aminu Masari, has signed into law mandatory death sentence for anyone convicted of cattle rustling or kidnapping in Katsina State.