T+rrorists locally dubbed as bandits have attacked and abducted about 55 wedding guests who were said to be escorting a bride home along Damari town in the Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina State.
According to Sahara Reporters, residents confirmed on Friday that the att@ck took place on Thursday around 9pm The source further said that three local security volunteers lost their lives in the hurriedly coordinated effort to rescue the victims.
“Most of those the hoodlums att@cked and abducted were those who were already crowded and riding in an open van called canter vehicle. The victims were initially over 70, mostly friends to the bride, in which several others escaped after jumping off the moving canter van when the terrorists hijacked the van,” he said. Sabuwa local government area has been dealing with the presence of bandits and their accomplices, who are often informants.
The Chairman of Dandume Local Government Area, Alhaji Basiru Musa, confirmed the report. While some unconfirmed reports suggest that a few kidn+pped women managed to escape, the chairman promised to verify and provide updates.
He clarified that although the women were from Dandume, the bandits intercepted them on their way from Sabuwa Local Government Area at around 9pm.