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Gunmen attack Katsina community, kidnap village head, student

Gunmen in the early hours of Friday stormed Birshin Fulani, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis, and kidnapped a nursing mother of three children, Mrs Rukayyat Odedoyin.

Armed men suspected to be bandits have kidnapped Alhaji Bishir Gide Banye, the village head of Banye in the Charanchi Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Banye was abducted alongside a secondary school student.

A resident of the town said the gunmen invaded the town on Friday night and went straight to the palace of the village head.

He said the shutdown of telecommunication in the area gave the attackers the opportunity to operate unchallenged as residents could not alert security men.

This is the second abduction of a village head in the area, after the attack on the village head of Barkiya town.

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