Unnumbered gunmen suspected to be bandits have, in the last two days, abducted no fewer than 48 persons in Batsari local government area of katsina State.
A traditional ruler in the area who does not want his name to be printed disclosed that 30 persons including men and women were abducted in Garin Dodo in Kasai area while 10 women were abducted in Biya-Ka-Kwana village.
Similarly, according to him, one person was shot by the bandits during the attack.
“In Tudun Modi village three persons were abducted while five persons were also abducted at Watangadiya village.
“Bandits are running riot in the area because the people in the area are left at the mercy of criminal elements.
“Villages close to big towns now relocated and sleep in these towns in the night and return to their villages in the morning”.
“Security situation in the area has deteriorated seriously”, he said.
However efforts to speak with Katsina police command spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah prove abortive as call to his GSM number were not responded to.