Police in Katsina State have confirmed the abduction of the village head of Gamji, Malam Falalu Galadima, and nine others by suspected bandits in Sabuwa Local Government Area of the state.
The Police spokesperson in Katsina State, SP Gambo Isah, said the Commissioner of Police has directed the Area Commandant to immediately swing into action.
“As I speak with you, our men are in the forest, trying to locate the kidnapped persons and make sure that they are rescued safely,” Isah has said.
A resident, who preferred not to be named for security reasons told Daily Trust that 13 people were kidnapped.
He said the bandits came in large numbers, attacked the village around 1.30 am on Wednesday, shot sporadically and abducted the victims.
“We have counted 13 people so far who were kidnapped, all of them male, including the village head and a Law School student.
“Initially, they kidnapped about 26 people, but halfway into the bush they screened them, took those 13 with them and sent others back home,” the source said.
In a related development, gunmen, on Tuesday night, abducted the lawmaker representing Nguroje constituency in the Taraba State House of Assembly, Bashir Muhammed. Muhammed was kidnapped in his residence in Jalingo, the state capital.
Police spokesperson in Taraba, DSP David Misal, confirmed the incident and said the police were making efforts to rescue him.
(Source: Daily Trust)