Bandits abduct man, his two wives, set houses ablaze in Katsina

February 12th, 2024

Bandits abduct man, his two wives, set houses ablaze in Katsina

Two communities in Katsina state were on Monday, February 12, attacked by different groups of bandits. 


They reportedly attacked Goda village, near the border of Kurfi local government, unleashing a brutal assault. An eyewitness told Vanguard that the attack claimed the life of one villager amidst widespread destruction, with several houses set ablaze, including the residence of Sagir Goda, a vigilante member in the community.


The source said;


“It was like a scene from a nightmare. They came shooting, shouting, and setting houses on fire. We all ran for our lives. We lost one of our neighbours, and many families are now homeless.”


It was also gathered that another group of bandits struck at Daudawa neighbourhood in Faskari Local Government Area. They attacked the home of one Alhaji Sale, a respected member of the community. The attackers reportedly abducted Alhaji Sale and his two wives, Amina and Rabi.


A resident said; 


“We heard the gunshots around 1:30 am. When we dared to look outside later, we learnt Alhaji Sale’s house was ransacked and they took him and his two wives, along with three of his cows. We are terrified.

“These attacks are becoming too frequent. We urge the authorities to take swift action to apprehend these criminals and restore peace to our communities.”