POLITICS

Panic in Katsina as bandits abduct state lawmaker’s wife, children

Bandits, on Saturday night, attacked the country home of a member of Katsina State House of Assembly representing Bakori Constituency, Ibrahim Kurami.

The bandits reportedly invaded the country home in the lawmaker’s village, Kurami in the Bakori Local Government Area of the state.

According to the residents, the gunmen stormed the house at 9 pm, shortly after Tahajjud (prayer performed by followers of Islam) and shot at a member of the First Aid Group of Islam met at the main gate.

It was gathered that the victim sustained injuries from the gunshots and was later rushed to a hospital for treatment.

The gunmen thereafter abducted two of the lawmaker’s children and his wife, Punch newspaper reports.

Residents said the whereabouts of the trio were still unknown as of Sunday when this report is filed.

It was further learnt that the lawmaker who immediately left for Katsina after participating in Saturday’s All Progressives Congress (APC) council congress in the area, was later informed of the incident.

A senior security agent, who spoke on condition of anonymity, revealed that security operatives were dispatched to the scene of the incident and the council on Saturday night.

The officer said, “Our men have been on the ground there (Kurami) since Saturday night and a search party has already been launched for the three abducted victims.”

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