Nine passengers travelling in a commercial vehicle along the Tsakskiya-Ummadau road in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina state have been abducted by suspected bandits.
It was gathered that the abducted passengers were said to be returning from Jibia market when the incident happened.
Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Gambo Isah, said nine passengers were abducted by the hoodlums and four had been rescued.
However, there was no information on whether the gunmen had contacted the relations of the victim.
Katsina is one of the states most affected by terrorism and banditry in Nigeria’s North-West region.
Meanwhile, the leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike says the Eastern Security Network (ESN) is not a legal security outfit for the southeast region.
This is as he also declared that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who set up the ESN has no power to set up such outfits.
Uwazuruike made his view known on Tuesday while speaking during an interview of TVC’s ‘Your View’ programme.
According to him, only Governors from the region had the constitutional powers to set up such outfits and that is why he and his group are embracing the ‘Ebubeagu’ recently set up by the governors.
He also blasted Kanu and ESN, saying the security outfit exists only on social media.