Crime and Security

 Gunmen abduct 40 women in Katsina communities

Gunmen abduct 200 Islamiyya students in Niger state


Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted 40 women when they invaded two communities, Katsalle and Unguwar Tukur in Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina state.

The gunmen were said to have abducted 30 women in Katsalle on Monday, March 8 while 10 others were abducted in Unguwar Tukur on Sunday, March 7.

A resident who witnessed the attack said, “About 30 women were abducted in Katsalle village of Rafin Iwa ward on Sunday. This comes a day after they kidnapped 10 women in a neighbouring village of Unguwar Tukur.

“They invaded Katsalle around 12pm on Monday and began to shoot sporadically. They came on motorcycles.”

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Katsina State is one of the states most affected by terrorism and banditry in Nigeria.

344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara were on December 11, 2020 kidnapped by bandits. They were released about a week later.

About one week later, on December 19, 84 Islamiyya students of Hizburrahim Islamiyya in Mahuta village, Dandume Local Government Area of the state were also kidnapped but

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