- Bandits struck in Katsina state and whisked some people away, including the wife and children of a House of Assembly member, Ibrahim Aminu Kurami
- The report has it that the gunmen invaded Kurami, the lawmaker's hometown on Saturday night, September 4
- The kidnap of Kurami's family came nearly a year after the lawmaker representing Bakori constituency was abducted
Katsina - Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted the wife and two children of a Katsina state lawmaker, Dr. Ibrahim Aminu Kurami.
ThisDay reports that the family were abducted on Saturday night, September 4, after the bandits invaded Kurami, the hometown of the lawmaker representing Bakori constituency in Katsina House of Assembly.
A source speaking to Daily Trust, some bandits who came on motorcycles blocked the Funtua-Katsina road while the abduction of the Kurami family went on at his home.
According to the report, the incident occurred nearly a year after the lawmaker himself was kidnapped.
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Bandits free 4 kidnapped victims after 67 days as gift to northern community
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that six out of the 28 people who were abducted by bandits from Batsari town of Katsina state have regained their freedom.
The victims had been kidnapped in May along with 22 others when the gunmen invaded the town.
After holding the resident captive for 67 days, the bandits noted that 4 out of the 6 were released as Sallah gifts to their community in Katsina State.
Insecurity: Katsina governor cries out, says 10 LGAs under siege of bandits, kidnappers
Meanwhile, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina said that at least 10 out of the 34 local government areas of the state are under siege of bandits and other criminal elements.
The governor, who disclosed this on Thursday, August 5, in Katsina when the Cheif of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Farouk Yahaya visited him in his office, said the residents of the state could not sleep with their two eyes closed.
Masari stated that he and his people are disturbed by this issue of banditry, kidnappings, armed robbery, saying that they record at least one or two incidents every day.