Three feared killed as gunmen attack Katsina communities

Three persons were reportedly killed while seven others were abducted by gunmen on Tuesday as they attacked Unguwar Isiyaka and Yar Tafki villages, Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Residents revealed that the gunmen carried out the separate attacks on the two communities in the early hours of Tuesday.

At Unguwar Isiyaka, residents said the gunmen killed three victims and abducted four others including a ward head.

The residents also revealed that the principal of Government Secondary School, Makera, a nursing mother, and her baby were abducted at Yar Tafki village.

One of the residents, who pleaded anonymity, disclosed, “Early this morning (Tuesday), some armed terrorists in large numbers carrying sophisticated weapons attacked Yar Tafki village and started shooting sporadically, and in the process, they kidnapped one Yahaya Magaji, the Principal of Government Secondary School, Makera.

“They also kidnapped Marakisuya Yakubu, aged 35, and her 17-month-old baby, Bilkisu Yakubu.

“At Unguwar Isiyaka village, three men were killed by the terrorists and four others have been kidnapped including the Mai Unguwa (ward head).”

Further inquiries showed that those who sustained injuries during the attacks were rushed to the Shehu Sarkin Maska Hospital, Funtua, for treatment.

Official comments and clarification on the incident were still being expected from the spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, as of 6.25 pm on Tuesday.

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