Gunmen kill vigilante member, kidnap couple in katsina
A man identified as Abba was killed by gunmen after they raided Shola Quarters, a satellite community in Katsina.
Two residents were also hurt and a young couple was abducted by the gunmen during the attack.
Residents reported that gunmen entered the community Saturday night and started operating on Sunday morning.
It was discovered that Abba was killed by the gunmen. He was a member of the vigilante group in his 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 1 am 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 the Shola community, where they kidnapped some residents, one of who reportedly paid three million naira to ensure his freedom from them (the terrorists).