Gunmen Kill One, Abduct Women In Katsina Attack

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Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed a 50-year-old man identified as Ashiru Aliyu at Daulai village, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Drumbeat News reports that many women were also reportedly abducted by the gunmen on Monday morning who also rustled some domestic animals and looted foodstuff during the attack.

According to residents, the gunmen arrived in the village about 1 a.m and started shooting sporadically, killing the victim in the process.

It was also learnt that some of the villagers had to escape into the bush and nearby communities to avoid being attacked by gunmen who were about 30 in number.

The spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah, who confirmed Ashiru’ s death, said he could not ascertain the number of women abducted during the attack.

The Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, had on Monday, said the state had spent over N4.2 billion “on infrastructure, logistics and security personnel allowances” from June 2015 to August 2020, to tackle banditry and other security challenges in the state.

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