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Bandits ‘kidnap 55 persons escorting bride to matrimonial home’ in Katsina

Bandits ‘kidnap 55 persons escorting bride to matrimonial home’ in Katsina
February 03
09:58 2024

Bandits have reportedly abducted 55 persons who were escorting a bride to her matrimonial home along Damari town in Sabuwa LGA of Katsina state.

Channels Television reports that the incident occurred around 8 pm on Thursday.

Three vigilantes were also said to have lost their lives in an attempt to prevent the abduction.

Abubakar Aliyu-Musa, commissioner of police in Katsina, and Abubakar Aliyu, spokesperson of the Katsina police command, did not immediately respond to requests for comments.

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There have been a spate of abductions for ransom across Nigeria in recent times. Gunmen have also masterminded a raft of killings in some states, as insecurity envelops Africa’s most populous nation.

Gunmen have killed monarchs in Ekiti and Kwara states in the last couple of weeks.

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