Panic As Gunmen Kill Vigilante Member, Kidnap Couple In Katsina

1 month ago

The gunmen also injured two residents of the community and abducted a young couple during the attack.

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The PUNCH reports that a Nigerian man simply identified simply as Abba has been killed.

He was shot dead, Sunday morning, by gunmen who raided a satellite community known as Shola Quarters in Katsina town.

The gunmen also injured two residents of the community and abducted a young couple during the attack.

Residents disclosed that the gunmen had infiltrated the community on Saturday evening and began operation on Sunday morning.

It was learnt that the gunmen killed Abba, who was said to be a member of the vigilante group in the community.

The residents further disclosed that those injured were lucky to have escaped being killed as the gunmen were shooting indiscriminately.

One of the residents, who pleaded anonymity, disclosed, “The gunmen arrived in our community on Saturday evening and mingled with residents.

“They began operation around 1am and were shooting indiscriminately. We contacted security officials who later arrived after the gunmen had carried out their operation and left the community. The gunmen killed Abba who was a vigilante member. They also abducted a husband and wife and injured two people also. We cannot quantify items raided from our community by now as we are busy with the preparation for Abba’s burial.”

When contacted, the Spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, said, “Our operatives are still on operation there. We shall give you details in due course.”

The PUNCH reports that terrorists about a month ago, stormed Shola community, where they kidnapped some residents, one of who reportedly paid three million naira to ensure his freedom from them (the terrorists).

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