Bandits extend tentacles to Kano; kill three, abduct one

Posted by News Express | 5 March 2021 | 1,088 times

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Bandits have killed three people and abducted one in Kano State, fuelling concerns that insecurity has spread to the peaceful city.

The state police command confirmed that gunmen stormed Rurum village in Rano Local Government Area of the state and abducted the mother of a businessman, Alhaji Yusuf Jibrin, but was silent on the killing of the three people.

It was, however, a relief for the people of Kaduna State as a notorious leader of bandits, Rufai Maikaji, alongside dozens of his fighters who were terrorising some communities in the state, have been killed by security forces.

The spokesman of the police in Kano, Mr. Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said yesterday that the gunmen abducted two people but the police rescued one and were in the process of recovering the other.

Haruna, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), declined to give details of casualties.

But the residents confirmed that the gunmen opened fire, which resulted in the killing of the three persons.

The gunmen also abducted Alhaji Yusuf Jibrin and his wife, Hajiya Asabe Jibrin, but they later released the husband.

An eyewitness also said his brother who was shot later died at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, while the remaining victims, including an old man who escaped from the kidnappers, were receiving treatment.

He added that the security agencies didn’t arrive at the scene until after the bandits had finished the operation.

•Text (excluding headline) courtesy of THISDAY.


Source: News Express

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