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Bandits Abduct Katsina Lawmaker's Wife, Two Children

Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Saturday night abducted the wife and two children of the Katsina State lawmaker representing Bakori Local Government Area at the State House of Assembly, Dr. Ibrahim Kurami.

The bandits, it was gathered, stormed the residence of the lawmaker in Kurami village in Bakori Local Government Area of the state at about 9:15pm and shot at a member of the First Aid group of Islam they met at the main gate.

A resident of the area, Kamilu Sabo, who confirmed the abduction of the victims in a telephone interview with THISDAY on Sunday, said the bandits left the member of the First Aid group of Islam with varying degree of injuries.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, could not be reached for comments as his telephone lines were not connecting as of press time.

Also, efforts by THISDAY to reach the lawmaker who immediately left for Katsina after participating in the Saturday’s APC council congress in the area, were futile.

But Sabo said: “Bandits attacked the residence of our lawmaker, Dr. Ibrahim Kurami yesterday (Saturday) and kidnapped his wife and his two children. They also shot one of our members of First Aid group of Islam. He is currently receiving treatment in Bakori General Hospital”.

According to him, the lawmaker was not in the house when the hoodlums invaded his home, alleging that the target of the hooligans was to kidnap the legislator.

Also confirming the incident, a senior security officer who craved anonymity, said that security operatives were dispatched to the scene of the incident and the council on Saturday night.

The source added: “Our men have been on ground there (Kurami) since Saturday night and a search party has already been launched for the three abducted victims.”

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