• Thursday, April 18, 2024
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Suspected bandits kidnap over 30 children in from Katsina community

Suspected bandits have abducted at least thirty children from Kasai village in the Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

This harrowing event adds to the escalating insecurity plaguing the region, particularly in Security Frontline Local Government Areas like Batsari.

The abduction, which occurred in the early hours of Monday, unfolded as the children ventured behind the village to gather firewood for cooking.

According to a resident who spoke to newsmen, the bandits ambushed the unsuspecting children, forcibly taking them to an undisclosed location.

Government officials and security agencies are yet to issue any official statements regarding the incident, leaving residents anxious and concerned about the fate of the kidnapped children.

The resident recounted the chilling events, expressing hope for the swift restoration of peace and security in the state.

She described the heart-wrenching moment when the children, numbering over thirty, fell victim to the bandits’ ruthless attack.

Efforts to obtain a response from Abubakar Sadiq, the Police Public Relations Officer in Katsina State, have been unsuccessful as of the time of filing this report, further highlighting the urgency and gravity of the situation.

Meanwhile, images from the area depict police barricades on the road leading to Kasai village, emphasizing the heightened security measures being implemented in response to the kidnapping.

The abduction of these innocent children underscored the urgent need for enhanced security measures and concerted efforts by government and security agencies to stem the tide of banditry.