Gunmen kill 13 in Katsina, abduct village head, others
Gun-wielding terrorists killed no fewer than 13 persons and abducted many in the early hours of Tuesday in Bakori-Funtua axis of Katsina State
According to Vanguard, a source said among those kidnapped include the Village Head of Cugar in Bakori LGA, Alhaji Umar along with many children and women.
The source said the terrorists began their operation from Dakuwa village, late night on Monday, looting shops before proceeding to Gidan Kanawa,both in Funtua Local Government Area, where they killed three people.
The hoodlums were said to have proceeded to Cuga community in Bakori LGA early Tuesday, where they reportedly killed an additional 10 persons and abducted their village head, Alhaji Umar as well.
The terrorists also raided the communities, looting residents of their valuables, razing houses, cars and motorcycles.
The sources said the operation lasted for a long time.
Vanguard reported that son of the kidnapped village head, Abdullahi Umar, who confirmed the incident said: “We started hearing gunshots around 1a.m. on Tuesday.
“This threw our community into commotion. I saw my father heading towards the village centre, but was escorted back to his residence by gun-wielding men who ransacked our homes then took him away along with several children and women.
“They also rustled several animals and burnt down houses cars and motorcycles.”
Abdullahi noted that the hoodlums were yet to contact the community or family members of those kidnapped to make any demand.
The slain victims were said to have been buried around noon, according to Islamic rights, a source said.
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