No fewer than 40 women have reportedly been abducted after gunmen suspected to be bandits invaded two communities, Katsalle and Unguwar Tukur in Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina state.
SaharaReporters reports that the gunmen abducted 30 women in Katsalle on Monday, March 8 while 10 others were abducted in Unguwar Tukur on Sunday, March 7.
“About 30 women were abducted in Katsalle village of Rafin Iwa ward on Sunday. This comes a day after they kidnapped 10 women in a neighbouring village of Unguwar Tukur.
They invaded Katsalle around 12pm on Monday and began to shoot sporadically. They came on motorcycles.”a resident said
Katsina is one of the states most affected by terrorism and banditry in Nigeria.
On December 11, 2020, some bandits kidnapped 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara. They were released about a week later. Also, on December 19, 84 Islamiyya students of Hizburrahim Islamiyya in Mahuta village, Dandume Local Government Area of the state were also kidnapped but rescued shortly after.