Islamic militants have reportedly stormed the Bakiyawa hamlet in the state’s Batagarawa Local Government Area, killing one person and kidnapping over 50 others as the security situation in Katsina State worsens.
According to reports, the attack was initiated on Wednesday night by the militants who have been terrorizing the woodlands in the Batsari Local Government Area by moving from house to house.
In addition to the kidnappings and deaths, four other persons were hurt, according to AIT.
Muhammadu Buhari, the president of Nigeria and commander-in-chief of the armed forces, is from the state of Katsina, which has recently turned into a hub for terrorist activity.
According to the media outlet, the most recent incident happened about 11 p.m., after everyone had gone to bed.
The terrorists reportedly arrived in the community riding about 40 motorcycles and shooting indiscriminately. Then they went from house to house, demanding money, and asking for the breadwinners of the families.
It was gathered that about 60 animals were also rustled, while the terrorists faced no resistance as they operated freely for about three hours.
A source told AIT that a nursing mother who was one of the abductees, later returned with some others, after trekking in the forest for about two hours.
While the police and other relevant authorities have yet to make any official statement on the issue, the injured are said to be receiving treatment at a facility in the metropolis.
Meanwhile, the deceased person, simply identified as Tukur Gambo, has since been buried.