Again, Bandits Attack President Buhari’s Home State, Kill Three, Abduct Businessman

File Photo: Buhari in Daura

Three young men have been killed by gunmen suspected to be bandits in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina state.

According to a vigilante in Yantumaki, the gunmen shot at a Golf 3 commercial car travelling from the community to Danmusa on Sunday night, killing two men identified as Sulaiman and Nura Dogon Gida, in the process.

File Photo: Buhari in Daura


He said, “What we learnt was that the driver was asked to stop by the bandits but when he noticed that they were not policemen, he decided to speed off which made them fire at the moving vehicle.”

It was further learnt that when vigilantes and some policemen attracted to the scene of the incident by the gunshots arrived there, the gunmen escaped to a nearby village called Unguwar Kukoki, where they reportedly killed another man identified as Surajo Muhammad, who was said to be a bakery manager in Danmusa town.”

Katsina, despite being the home state of President Buhari, has witnessed sporadic attacks by bandits and kidnappers that have claimed the lives of many.

Over 700 people have been reportedly killed by the gunmen in Jibia, Kankara, Dutsinma, Musawa, Danmusa and Safana local government areas of the state in the last five months.

On December 11, 2020, some bandits kidnapped 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara. They were released about a week later. 

Also on December 19, 84 Islamiyya students of Hizburrahim Islamiyya in Mahuta village, Dandume Local Government Area of the state were abducted but rescued shortly after.

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