Bandits Attack Katsina Community, Kill village Head, Son

Bandits have attacked a village, Gomata Community in the Batagarawa Local Government Area of Katsina State, killing the village head, his son, and also took away his wife.

The attack occurred on Wednesday, and the village head of the community, Alhaji Ibrahim Elbhi, aged 89, was killed along with his 46-year-old son, Dauhi Ibrahim, while his wife, Hajia Dudau Ibrahim, aged 71, was abducted by the bandits, according to The Sahara Reporters.

According to Arise TV, the hoodlums attacked the community around 11:30 pm on Wednesday and went straight to the house of the village head.

It was gathered that they attempted to kidnap him but he refused and said he preferred to be shot.

He was shot by the bandits who entered his house, killed his son and took away the wife.

According to The Sahara Reporters, the village head and his son were buried on Thursday morning while the abducted woman has not been released

Arise TV reporter stated, “Members of the community said they were surprised that the bandits came straight to the house of the village head without asking for direction and after they killed him, they started ransacking shops in the community but the village head was their first target.

“Up till now, no ransom has been requested but the deceased have been buried while the community waits for the next action to be taken as regards the kidnapped wife of the village head.

“When counting community under bandits’ attack, one will exclude Batagarawa but Batagarawa has been having its own share of attack from bandits because early this year, a civil servant was killed and seven days later, the bandits struck and also kidnapped an 11-year-old girl, who was later shot in the head after the bandits were attacked by the military men.

“Then, recently again, there is a community, Kori, which is very close to Batagarawa where on the 20th of this month 11 people were kidnapped, but luckily seven people managed to escape. The community still awaits the next step to take as regards the release of others

“In the same Batagarawa area on Tuesday, a community was attacked and they ransacked houses in the community and killed one person.

“However, there was no form of response from the security operatives as the bandits came around 11:30 pm and left around 1 am,” the Arise TV reporter said.

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