- Some residents in Katsina have imposed a curfew on themselves over the rate of insecurity in the state
- About 400 schoolboys were abducted and later rescued by the security operatives
- The state has recorded cases of kidnapping and banditry in the last few weeks
A report by Punch indicates that some residents of Katsina state have relocated to the headquarters of Batsari and Jibiya local governments over the incessant attacks in the areas.
Legit.ng gathered that a community leader in Jibiya local government area, Mallam Gide Dahiru, said that many communities in the council were now on self-imposed curfew from 7 pm till morning to avoid being kidnapped or attacked by the bandits.
He alleged that three women were kidnapped along with their babies on Sunday, December 27, in a village called Pulka Mabile along Zamfara road, adding that bandits injured two people who were later taken to the hospital on Monday, December 28.
“The bandits now operate virtually on a daily basis in our communities. Many residents have either moved to Jibiya, the headquarters of the council while some who still stay in the communities now retire home by 7 pm to avoid being kidnapped or attacked by the bandits. Many things are happening now. We beg God for intervention.”
The report also noted that a district head in the council, who pleaded for anonymity, disclosed that almost 30 victims were abducted in Garin Dodo in Kasai area while another 10 women were abducted in Biya-Ka-Kwana village during the weekend attacks.
He also disclosed that one person was shot by the bandits during the attack while a newly wedded couple were abducted in Bakon Zabo, also in the council.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the criminals who attacked the communities also killed two people when they raided the communities in Batsari Council of Katsina state at the weekend.
It was reported that some of the attacked communities included Daurawa, Kasai, Biya-ka-Kwana, Bakon Zabo, Tudun Modi, Watangadiya, and others.
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