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Katsina: Two murdered, 29 abducted in bandits attack 

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Some yet to be identified gunmen on Tuesday, killed two persons and abducted 29 others in Dan Alhaji and Yandaka villages in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

According to sources, the bandits attacked the areas simultaneously.

Details surrounding the incident were still sketchy as of Thursday.

It was, however, gathered that the bandits stormed the villages at the same time, despite the long distances between the communities.

Residents who reacted to the incident said the intervention of security operatives limited the duration of the operation by the bandits as they stormed the communities in large numbers.

The residents also noted that some victims were able to escape from the bandits while being forcefully taken away in the forest.

The spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, ASP Abubakar Aliyu, confirmed the incident, saying, “The two incidents occurred simultaneously at Dan Alhaji and at Yandaka. Two people were killed in the attack while we have it on record that 29 victims were abducted.

“Our operatives are already there and we are on top of the situation.”

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