BREAKING: Panic As Bandits Reportedly Abduct 30 Children in APC-Controlled State

TheTalk.NG journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Katsina state, Katsina – No fewer than thirty children have been reportedly kidnapped by suspected bandits at Kasai village in Batsari local government area of Katsina state.

Batsari is one of several security frontline local government areas in Katsina state where activities of bandits and other criminal elements have been on the increase almost on a daily basis.

At the time of filling in this report, the government and security agencies were yet to comment on the troubling development.

How did bandits kidnap 30 children?

A resident of the area told Channels Television on Tuesday, April 2, that the fresh attack on the children took place in the early hours of Monday, April 1.

The resident, who pleaded anonymity, explained that the victims were intercepted and kidnapped by the hoodlums behind the village area while in search of firewood for cooking.

“Yes, the attack occurred yesterday Monday in the morning hours. It all began when the children numbering up to thirty went behind the Kasai village to secure firewood which, their parents will use to cook food for them.

“Unfortunately, some suspected bandits intercepted them and took them to an unknown destination.

“We do hope and pray that peace and security will be restored in our state”, he added.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Abubakar Sadiq, is also yet to respond to enquiries by Channels Television.

Police barricading the road to Kasai village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State

Details soon…

Source: TheTalk.NG

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