- Police in Katsina state has confirmed the killing of a man by some bandits in the state
- The Police also said that two children of the chairman of Matazu local government council in Katsina were abducted by the bandits
- According to the Police, the incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, September 11
The Katsina state Police command has confirmed the killing of one man and abduction of two children of the chairman of Matazu local government council in Katsina state by bandits.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident is a major dent on current peace efforts initiated by Governor Aminu Masari with bandits operating mostly in eight local government areas in the state.
Matazu local government has largely been unaffected by banditry.
However, the command’s spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, told newsmen in Katsina that the incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, September 11.
He identified the man killed to be the security guard at the residence of the chairman, Alhaji Kabir Matazu.
Isah said that the bandits, after killing the security guard, abducted the two children.
He said that trackers were already on the trail of the bandits to arrest them and rescue the kidnapped children.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Katsina state government in exchange for victims of abduction released six members of a bandit gang.
The state governor said the six bandits released will aid in the rescue of 20 victims of abduction in the state.
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