50-year-old Man Killed, Woman Abducted As Gunmen Attack Katsina Community

A 50-year-old man identified as Ashiru Aliyu was killed by gunmen early Monday morning at Daulai village, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Many women were also reportedly abducted by the gunmen who also rustled some domestic animals and looted foodstuff during the attack.

Residents said the gunmen arrived in the village about 1 a.m and started shooting, killed the victim in the process.

One of the residents said the gunmen were about 30 in number.

It was also learned that some of the villagers had to escape into the bush and nearby communities to avoid being attacked.

The spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah, confirmed Ashiru’ s death.

The PPRO, however, could not give the exact number of women abducted during the attack.

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