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Bandits kill 1, abduct women, rustle animals in Katsina

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed a 50-year-old man identified as Ashiru Aliyu in Daulai village of Safana Local Government, Katsina State on Monday.

The gunmen also reportedly abducted a yet-to-be-specified number of women and rustled some domestic animals.

They also looted foodstuffs from the hapless residents.

The residents said that the gunmen, who numbered about 30, arrived in the village about 1 a.m and started shooting sporadically.


While the shooting lasted, some of the villagers escaped into the bush and nearby communities but Aliyu was not so fortunate as he got killed.

The spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah, confirmed the attack as well as Ashiru’ s death.

Isa, however, did not give the exact number of women abducted during the attack.

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