The village head of Banye in the Charanchi Local Government Area of Katsina State, Alhaji Bishir Gide Banye has been kidnapped by bandits.
Banye was said to have been abducted alongside one other victim said to be a secondary school student.
A resident of the Banye, who spoke to the media in confidence, confirmed that the heavily armed terrorists invaded the town on Friday night, October 15, and headed straight to the palace of the village head where they kidnapped him as well as the other victim.
Banye in Charanchi Local Government Area, was affected by the GSM network shutdown in Kurfi Local Government Area of Katsina State, due to its proximity to the area. This development gave the attackers the opportunity to carry out the abduction unchallenged as residents could not alert security men.