Village Head, Son Killed, Wife Kidnapped In Fresh Bandits’ Attack On Katsina Community


In the latest attack launched on Wednesday in a Katsina community, A village head of a community, Alhaji Ibrahim Elbhi, aged 89, was killed along side  his 46-year-old son, Dauhi Ibrahim,his wife, Hajia Dudau Ibrahim, aged 71, was also kidnapped.

According to Arise TV, the hoodlums came into the community around 11:30 pm on Wednesday and went straight to the house of the village head. They however attempted to kidnap him but he refused and said he preferred to be shot. He was then shot and the bandits entered his house, killed his son and took away the wife.

It was gathered that the village head and his son were buried on Thursday morning while the abducted woman has yet to be released
An Arise TV reporter disclosed in His reports that “Members of the community said they were surprised that the bandits came straight to the house of the village head without asking for direction and after they killed him, they started ransacking shops in the community but the village head was their first target.

“Up till now, no ransom has been requested but the deceased have been buried while the community waits for the next action to be taken as regards the kidnapped wife of the village head’.

“When counting community under bandits’ attack, one will exclude Batagarawa but Batagarawa has been having its own share of attack from bandits since early this year, a civil servant was killed and seven days later, the bandits struck and also kidnapped an 11-year-old girl, who was later shot in the head after the bandits were attacked by the military men.

“Rcently again, a community, Kori, which is very close to Batagarawa ,witnessed the kidnapping of 11 people from its community, where seven people luckily managed to escape. The community still awaits the next step to take as regards the release of others

“In the same Batagarawa area on Tuesday, a community was attacked and then all their houses ransacked.

These community however  pleads with the federal government to intervene in this big insecurity matters,as residents can no longer sleep in peace.


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