No fewer than three persons were on Tuesday kidnapped in a fresh bandit attack in Dan-Ali village in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The attackers also robbed the residents of their money and valuables.
A resident in the community, Malam Tukur Dan Ali, while confirming the incident, said his relative was part of those kidnapped, ChannelsTv reports.
According to Dan Ali, the bandits in their dozens arrived in the village around 1:25 am on Tuesday and kidnapped three young persons, one of whom is a woman.
He added that the attackers shot into the air to scare residents.
“The bandits made several gunshots sporadically and made their way into the houses of Alhaji Musa and Alhaji Gambo where they kidnapped the three persons,” he explained.
He said the bandits had however released one of the victims, Hajiya Fatima unconditionally.
He lamented that security operatives were yet to arrive in the village even as at 5:30 a.m.
Meanwhile, efforts to reach the spokesman of the state police command, Gambo Isah, a Superintendent of Police (SP) proved abortive as calls made to his phone were not returned.