- Not fewer than 22 farmers have been abducted by bandits in Katsina state
- The bandits also rustled at least 33 cattle in the attack which took place in five villages
- The police command in Katsina has confirmed the incident, saying its operatives are doing all they could to rescue the captives
As Nigeria grapples with the challenges of insecurity, 22 farmers were said to have been kidnapped again by bandits in Jibia local government area of Katsina state.
Daily Trust reported that a resident whose name was not mentioned said the farmers were abducted at Sabon Garin Mallamawa, Garin gado, Kwari, Gurbin Magarya and Tsauni villages.
He said 33 cattle were also rustled in the area, particularly in Gurbin Magarya village.
Another resident who escaped from being kidnapped said:
“In these villages, we depend mainly on two things as our sources of livelihood: farming and domestic animals rearing. These people have stolen all our animals and now they are abducting us on our farms.”
He called on the government to come to their rescue, saying they could not migrate to the cities because all they had was in their villages.
Legit.ng gathers that the ugly incident has been confirmed by the police command in Katsina state.
The spokesman of the police command, Gambo Isah, said efforts are ongoing to rescue the captives.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian government assured its citizens, again, that the nation’s armed forces are fully capable of dealing with the challenges of banditry and terrorism.
This was contained in a statement released on Tuesday, June 16, by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
The Buhari administration called for more patience, assuring Nigerians that the military is taking appropriate steps to block gaps being exploited to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.
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