- Some innocent Nigerians are currently in the hands of bandits in Katsina state
- Two people have also lost their lives at the hand of the rampaging criminals
- The gunmen also looted houses during their raid which was reportedly in the night
Gunmen suspected to be bandits have unleashed pain on some Katsina communities.
The criminals who attacked the communities also killed two people when they raided the communities in Batsari Council of Katsina state at the weekend.
Also, about 50 people were kidnapped by the bandits.
Some of the attacked communities include: Daurawa, Kasai, Biya-ka-Kwana, Bakon Zabo, Tudun Modi, Watangadiya, and others, The Guardian reports.
At Rumka community, Sama’ila Supa, an uncle to a lawmaker representing Safana in the Katsina State House of Assembly was killed.
The lawmaker, Abduljalal Haruna, said his uncle, was killed by the gunmen when he resisted attempts to kidnap him.
“All these are happening despite the presence of security personnel in the area where my uncle was killed. The distance between (the location of the security officials) is approximately five kilometres to where the gunmen operated freely."
Police spokesperson for Katsina state, Gambo Isah, said security agents are doing their best to secure the vulnerable communities.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that anyone found guilty of engaging in kidnapping in Plateau state will face a death sentence following the enactment of a new law.
The law came into force after the ratification of the anti-kidnapping, anti-land grabbing, cultism, and other anti-violence related matters bill by Governor Simon Lalong.
The governor said the bill was passed into law because of the increase in kidnappings, land grabbing, and other violent crimes within the state.
In another news, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has gone to address the challenges of insecurity in the north-central state.
The Kogi state governor was seen in several viral pictures rocking military uniform as he reportedly stormed Irepeni forest in Kogi Central to identify with the military men and women combating criminals in the state.
The pictures where shared on Twitter on Wednesday, December 23, by Promise Emmanuel who identified himself as the chief press secretary to the deputy governor of Kogi state, Chief Edward Onoja.
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