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Sallah: Bandits attack commuters in Katsina, kill one, abduct 2
Gunmen suspected to be bandits along Katsina-Jibia road have attacked some Sallah celebrants who were returning to Jibia from Katsina, where they killed one and…
Gunmen suspected to be bandits along Katsina-Jibia road have attacked some Sallah celebrants who were returning to Jibia from Katsina, where they killed one and abducted two others.
The incident reportedly took place around 9pm on Monday at Kwarare along Katsina-Jibia road.
The deceased, Anas Adamu, was a final year student at the Federal College of Education, Katsina.
A friend of the deceased, Muhammad Aliyu, told Daily Trust that the bandits used some firewood to mount a road block when the three private cars of the victims ran into them.
He said, “After their sallah celebrations in Katsina, they left around 8:30pm for Jibia. On their way, the vehicle in front sighted the firewood road block at a very close range, and rammed into it. He lost control and veered into the bush but was eventually able to drive back to the road and that was how they escaped.
“As for the second and the third vehicles, the bandits had already pounced on them. They shot one of the drivers in the leg and attempted to kidnap the two passengers with him, but the deceased attempted to escape. Unfortunately, they caught him, broke his arm and leg and set him on fire. That was how he lost his life.
“Then they kidnapped the two people on the last car and one from the second car.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in Katsina, SP Gambo Isah, said the command was yet to be briefed on the incident but promised to contact the Jibia Divisional Police Officer for confirmation.