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Bandits kidnap passenger-full bus in Katsina state

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Suspected bandits have reportedly kidnapped a commercial bus carrying passengers in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.

This is coming as the state continues to face heavy attacks from bandits.

Bandits kidnap passenger-full bus in Katsina state

According to Katsina Post, the passengers were kidnapped in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The media outlet could not independently ascertain the number of passengers the bus is carrying, in their report.

Katsina State has recently been under heavy bandits attacks which resulted killings and kidnapping.

It can be recalled also that some gunmen abducted a traditional leader and 14 others at a community in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina.

According to Katsina Post, the gunmen in their numbers stormed the village around midnight on Monday and operated for several hours after which they left with the victims.

“They invaded our village, Unguwar Malamai, around 11:45pm and began shooting sporadically.

“They abducted 16 people, including the village head, Maiunguwa Kabir, six housewives, three young girls and six children.

“At that time, three of the gunmen forced one man to take them to the residence of his elder brother, using his motorcycle, which he did. Two of them went into the house and the other one who stood at the entrance asked the man to run away.

“When he left the place, he ran towards some security operatives and told them what was happening in the village, but instead of them to go and confront the gunmen, they asked the man to stay with them till day break,” a villager said.

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