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Protests as bandits abduct man and daughter in Katsina LGA


Hundreds of youths have taken to the streets where they burnt tires and chanted vulgar songs following the abduction of a man, Mansir Yusuf and his daughter at Yantumaki community, in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The abduction was said to have taken place in the early hours of Tuesday morning, at about 1 am.

The bandits, it was learnt, had stormed the community on motorcycles and headed straight to the victim’s home, where they forced their way in and abducted the two persons.


But what angered the youths and many residents was that those abducted are neighbours with the late District Head of Yantumaki, Atiku Maidabino, who was killed by bandits about a week ago.

Maidabino, whose security guard sustained injuries from gunshot wounds, is currently receiving treatment in hospital.

Sources said billows of smoke has been rising since 6 am Tuesday morning as youths took to the streets, burning tires at various locations.

It was gathered that the situation had created no small tension in the area especially for vehicles plying roads in the area.

The youths were said to have complained about the frequent attacks, even as they called for a lasting solution that would stop banditry and related activities in their community.

A spokesman for police command in the state, SP Gambo Isah is yet to respond to an inquiry made on the issue at the time of this report.


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