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Bandits attack Katsina communities, reportedly abduct 40 women

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have reportedly stormed two communities namely Katsalle and Unguwar Tukur in Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina state.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that atleast 40 women were also abducted by the armed bandits.

According to Sahara Reporters, the gunmen abducted 30 women in Katsalle on Monday, March 8 while 10 others were abducted in Unguwar Tukur on Sunday, March 7.

A resident told newsmen that about 30 women were abducted in Katsalle village of Rafin Iwa ward on Sunday. This comes a day after they kidnapped 10 women in a neighbouring village of Unguwar Tukur.

According to the resident, the bandits invaded Katsalle around 12pm on Monday and began to shoot sporadically. They came on motorcycles.

Katsina is one of the states most affected by terrorism and banditry in Nigeria.

On December 11, 2020, some bandits kidnapped 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara.

They were released about a week later.  Also, on December 19, 84 Islamiyya students of Hizburrahim Islamiyya in Mahuta village, Dandume Local Government Area of the state were also kidnapped but rescued shortly after.

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