Bandits raid Katsina village, abduct district head, injures brother

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted the village head of Raddah community in Charanchi Local Government Area of Katsina State, Alhaji Kabir Umar.

During the raid that reportedly occurred on Friday, the younger brother to the victim, identified as Aminu was shot on the thigh and he is believed to receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in Katsina, the state capital.

According to residents who spoke to newsmen the gunmen stormed the community in large numbers around 2am in the morning and operated for hours.

The residents could not, however, say specifically the number of items stolen by the gunmen.

One of the residents who pleaded for anonymity disclosed that “the gunmen arrived at the village around 2am and were shooting sporadically.

“They abducted our village head and wounded his younger brother on the thigh. But we cannot say exactly the number of items stolen or taken along with them as they kept on shooting during the operation and also while they were leaving the community.”

The source added that the whereabouts of the village head was still unknown as of Friday morning.

The spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo Isah confirmed the incident but failed to give details.

“It is true,” he said curtly on the phone.

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