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Gov. Radda Condemns Bandits’ Attack In Mai-Ruwa

The bandits who attacked the residence of late Alhaji Mai-Ruwa, last Saturday, had also abducted one of his wives and his 15-year-old daughter.


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A file photo of Governor Dikko Radda of Katsina State. Twitter@dikko_radda

 

Governor Dikko Radda of Katsina State has condemned the bandits’ attack that led to the killing of two persons and the abduction of two others in the Mai-Ruwa town of Faskari Local Government Area of the state.

He made known his stance during a condolence visit to the families of Alhaji Abdulhamid, popularly known as Lado Mai-Ruwa, and one Sani Abdullahi who were shot dead by the bandits.

The bandits who attacked the residence of late Alhaji Mai-Ruwa, last Saturday, had also abducted one of his wives and his 15-year-old daughter.

In a Tuesday statement, the Director of Press for the Secretary to the State Government, Abdullahi Yar’adua, quoted his principal, Abdullahi Faskari, who represented the governor, as describing the act as callousness that must be condemned.

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Governor Radda, who stressed the intention of his government to protect the lives and property of the citizens, admonished attendees, to fervently pray particularly in this sacred month of Ramadan for normalcy to return in the frontline areas of the state, and the country as a whole.

He then prayed to God Almighty, to grant mercy and eternal rest to the souls of the slain victims, and ensure the safety as well as the safe return of those abducted.

While narrating the ordeal to reporters, Umar Abdulhamid, an 18-year-old child of late Alhaji Lado said, the armed men who were in numbers suddenly barged into their house around 8:00 pm last Saturday while they were observing the evening prayer.

He recalled that the bandits fired shots sporadically, and tried to whisk away his father who vehemently resisted, “and they shot him dead instantly,” he said, adding that their neighbour, Sani Abdullahi, was also gunned down by the hoodlums when he went out shouting for help.

“Some of them bulldozed into our house and kidnapped my stepmother, Hajia Rabi, and my younger sister, Maryam Abdulhamid, and we have not heard of their whereabouts since then,” he explained.

Residents of the area appreciated the governor’s concern, and the untiring efforts being made by his administration to tackle the security challenges in parts of the State.

The residents, however, appealed particularly to the Federal Government, to step up and take decisive action in dealing with the bandits terrorising the area and states in the North-West.