9-months pregnant woman, five children and three housewives abducted as bandits raid Katsina community.
pregnant woman, three housewives and five children from Shema Quarters in Dutsin-Ma Local Government Area of Katsina State.
According to Daily Trust, the bandits in their numbers stormed the Shema Quarters about 11:30pm on Sunday, July 17, 2022, and operated for about 30 minutes before the arrival of some security personnel.
Facebook user, Ibrahim Almu Dutsin-ma said his brother’s 9-months pregnant wife and her three children were among those abducted by the bandits.
A resident of the quarters, who pleaded anonymity, said that it was the first time they were coming under such attack.
“It was raining at the time and one of our neighbours called me that some gunmen were trying to forcefully open our neighbour’s house, one Abdulaziz Lawal, and there was nothing we could do because they were shooting,” the resident narrated.
“Eventually, they broke into the house, kidnapped a housewife and her little baby, another housewife and her younger sister. Then at the household of Usman Datti Yarima, they kidnapped two wives and three children, making a total of nine in the quarters,” he said.
He said both husbands were at home during the attack. While one of them jumped over the fence, the other hid in the ceiling.
Spokesman of the State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the incident, said nine people were abducted and the police were on the trail of the attackers to rescue the victims safely.
He added that security had been beefed up in the area.