By Newsie ED:-
Suspected bandits have reportedly killed one person and abducted 21 others mostly women and children in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
According to an eyewitness who spoke
to Channels Television said the armed bandits arrived in Batsari town at about 10:20 pm on Tuesday shooting sporadically and eventually abducted 21 persons.
The eyewitness explained that the hoodlums after rustling dozens of cattle, properties, and mobile phones worth millions of naira also killed a refugee of Bakon Zabuwa village, identified as Alhaji Hassan.
Katsina State police authorities are yet to confirm the incident as phone calls to the spokesperson, Gambo Isah were not responded to.
Batsari is one of the Frontline Local Government Areas in Katsina State sharing borders with the dreaded Rugu forest where activities of armed bandits are persistently on the increase since the resurgence of banditry, cattle rustling, and kidnapping for ransom in the state.
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