Gunmen suspected to be bandits, on Monday, shot and killed one Alhaji Muntari Mai Yadi and kidnapped his son, Usman, at Yankara town in the Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
A son of the deceased, Younusa Mukhar Yankara, in a Facebook post, confirmed the incident, which he said occurred about 11:00 p.m. He wrote: “It has happened. Gunmen have killed my father, Alhaji Muntari Mai Yadi, and they have kidnapped my brother Usman. From God we are and to Him, we shall return. The soldiers brought to Faskari are not useful. God is enough for us to forgive this government. May God forgive my father.”
The victim was laid to rest on Tuesday according to Islamic rites at his residence. This came just as a 50-year-old man identified as Ashiru Aliyu was killed by gunmen in the early hours of Monday at Daulai Village, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State. It was gathered that many women were also abducted by the gunmen, who also rustled some domestic animals and looted foodstuff during the attack.

The gunmen were said to have arrived at the village about 1:00 a.m. and started shooting sporadically. Also, the bandits killed a traditional title holder of Sarkin Tauri of Dandume town and kidnapped four other persons. The incident happened around 2:00 a.m. on September 14.

One of the residents said the gunmen were about 30 in number. He added that some of the villagers had to escape into the bush and nearby communities.


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