Gunmen attack Deputy Speaker’s residence, abduct sister

GUNMEN reportedly attack the village of the Deputy Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, Hon. Shehu Dalhatu Tafoki, abducting his younger sister.

The incident occured at on Sunday, Tafoki Village in Faskari Local Government Area of the State.

The victim Asma’u Dalhatu was about to get married, when the incident occurred.

Confirming the incident, the lawmaker said, “Yes, it is true that my younger sister, Asma’u Dalhatu, was abducted by bandits in the early hours of Sunday.

They stormed the town around 1am and headed straight to the village head’s residence, which is our family house and kidnapped two of our sisters.

“On their way to the forest, they encountered some members of the vigilante group and exchanged gunfire.

“In the process, one of the girls escaped and returned home, but the other could not run away, so they went away with her,” he said.

Tafoki said the kidnappers have not demanded for ransom.

The incident happened shortly after gunmen stormed Kurami village in Bakori Local Government Area of the state, where they abducted the wife and children of Dr Ibrahim Kurami, also a member of the Katsina assembly.

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