The village head of Raddah community in Charanchi Local Government Area of Katsina State, Alhaji Kabir Umar has been kidnapped by gunmen.

Residents of the community disclosed that the armed bandits stormed their community in large numbers around 2am and began attacking them.

The assailants were said to have operated for hours, carting away their properties and thereafter abducting the village head.

”They abducted our village head and wounded his younger brother on the thigh. But we cannot say exactly the number of items stolen or taken along with them as they kept on shooting during the operation and also while they were leaving the community.”

The spokesman for the state police command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident