Bandits kidnap 55 wedding guests in Katsina

GodGift Ifunanya
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Bandits have kidnapped at least 55 wedding guests escorting a bride home along the Damari town in Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina State.

A resident said that the incident occurred around 9pm on Thursday, February 1.

The source added that three local security volunteers lost their lives during emergency effort to rescue the victims.

“Most of those the hoodlums attacked and abducted were those who were already crowded and riding in an open van called canter vehicle,” the source said.

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“The victims were initially over 70, mostly friends to the bride, in which several others escaped after jumping off the moving canter van when the terrorists hijacked the van.”

While some unconfirmed reports suggest that a few kidnapped women managed to escape, the chairman said he will to verify and provide updates.

He clarified that although the women were from Dandume, the bandits intercepted them on their way from Sabuwa Local Government Area at around 9pm.

Sabuwa and Dandume are among the local government areas being heavily attacked by bandits in Katsina State.

Similarly, gunmen reportedly from the Siddi forest, have been confirmed to have infiltrated  Tashar Nadaya, near the Gazari district border in Sabuwa local government.

The criminals were said to have killed a commercial motorcycle rider and made away with his bike.

It was also learnt that they opened fire on a group of four individuals and confiscated their motorcycles.

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