Bandits abducted 46 people over the weekend in Katsina State’s Batsari and Funtua local government areas.
According to a source, one person was killed and 28 people were abducted on Friday in Karare village, Batsari Local Government Area.
He explained that the gunmen stormed the village early in the morning and fled with the victims, who included about 40 women and children riding on motorcycles.
According to the source, students from Kokiya village heading to Government Day Secondary School, Karare were mostly abducted.
He added, “the attackers came from the southern part of the village and started shooting sporadically, which resulted in the death of one person.”
The source said that the bandits abducted 28 people, including students, but later released four of them, stressing that those released include one Malam Ladan and three children as they sent them a message that they would not accept old naira notes for ransom.
According to him, one other person escaped, while 23 people are currently with the bandits and no ransom demand has been made by the abductors.