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Bandits Abduct 55 Persons Escorting Bride To Her Matrimonial Home In Katsina

Although security agencies are yet to confirm the incident officially, a resident however, told Channels Television on Friday in a telephone call that the incident occurred on Thursday at about 8:00 pm.


Katsina, usually referred to as Katsina State to distinguish it from the city of Katsina, is a state in North West zone of Nigeria.
Katsina is a state in North West zone of Nigeria.

 

At least 55 persons are said to have been kidnapped by a terrorists gang while escorting a bride along Damari town in Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Although security agencies are yet to confirm the incident officially, a resident however, told Channels Television on Friday in a telephone call that the incident occurred on Thursday at about 8:00 pm.

He noted that three security volunteers however lost their lives in effort to rescue the victims.

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“Before the hoodlums attack the victims on a canter vehicle, the victims were initially over 70 mostly friends to the bride in which several others escaped”, he added.

Sabuwa, apart from being an agrarian area, also remains one of the security front line LGAs grappling with the activities of bandits and their collaborators mostly informants to bandits.