Housewives, children abducted as bandits raid Katsina community | Dailytrust

Housewives, children abducted as bandits raid Katsina community

FILE PHOTO:  Bandits

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted nine people including four housewives and five children from Shema Quarters in Dutsin-Ma Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The attack was coming a few weeks after the killing of the Area Commander of Dutsinma, ACP Aminu Umar, who was referred to as the ‘god of Dutsinma’ by the bandits themselves.

Daily Trust gathered that the suspected bandits in their numbers stormed the Shema Quarters within Dutsinma town about 11:30pm on Sunday and operated for about 30 minutes before the arrival of some security personnel.
A resident of the quarters, who pleaded anonymity, told our reporter that it was the first time they were coming under such attack.

“It was raining at the time and one of our neighbours called me that some gunmen were trying to forcefully open our neighbour’s house, one Abdulaziz Lawal, and there was nothing we could do because they were shooting.

“Eventually, they broke into the house, kidnapped a housewife and her little baby, another housewife and her younger sister. Then at the household of Usman Datti Yarima, they kidnapped two wives and three children, making a total of nine in the quarters,” he said.

He said both husbands were at home during the attack. While one of them jumped over the fence, the other  hid in the ceiling.

When contacted, the Police spokesman in Katsina, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident, saying nine people were abducted and the police were on the trail of the attackers to rescue the victims safely.

He added that security had been beefed up in the area.

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