11 Locals Abducted as Gunmen Attack Village in Katsina.
Written by News Room on March 12, 2022
No fewer than 11 persons, mostly elderly women have been abducted by gunmen at Shinfida Village in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.
They were abducted on their way to join other residents who earlier ran to a refugee camp for safety after their village came under attack by a group of gunmen suspected to be bandits.
A Source told National Television in a telephone interview on Saturday that the assailants invaded the village last night.
Although the police authorities in Katsina have yet to confirm the incident, a resident of the area Abdulrazak Ahmad said the attack occurred on Thursday adding that the withdrawn soldiers were initially stationed at the Government Secondary School in Shinfida – about 27 kilometres from Jibia town.
Although the casualty on the part of the gunmen could not be ascertained at the time, residents said a soldier was also killed and another injured.