The Funtua Zone of Katsina State has come beneath bandits assault once more. The zone, which has 11 native governments, is among the most terrorized by bandits within the state.
The native authorities areas beneath the zone embrace are: Bakori, Danja, Faskari, Dandume, Sabuwa, Funtua, Malumfashi, Kafur, Musawa, Matazu and Kankara, respectively
The bandits, not fewer than 30, stormed Malumfashi city between 12 and 1am on Tuesday on bikes and kidnapped Mr Charles Chukwudi from his resident regardless of stiff resistance by vigilantes manning the neighbourhood, popularly known as Mission, in Malumfashi township, a supply stated.
The kidnapped sufferer, whose drugs retailer is situated close to the township central motor park, is alleged to have one of many greatest shops within the metropolis, the supply added.
One other dependable supply advised DAILY POST that the bandits stormed Chukwudi’s residence whisked him away to an unknown vacation spot utilizing his automobile, a Toyota Corolla SL
He additional stated that the bandits took with all of them the cash from the gross sales made for the day.
“The vigilantes guiding the Mission space tried to withstand the bandits however they might not struggle the bandits. A few of them even bought injured by the bandits”, the supply added.
The infamous bandits, as on the time of submitting this report, had been but to name to make any demand, the supply additional revealed.
In a associated improvement, nonetheless throughout the similar Funtua Zone, one Mr Christopher Tyom, a former contractual instructing workers with the state authorities, who occurs to be amongst contractual workers laid off early this yr however stayed again and engaged in farming, was additionally kidnapped from his residence in Kankara LGA within the early hours of Monday morning, one other supply knowledgeable DAILY POST.
The supply nonetheless stated that Tyom should have been mistaken for his neighbour, who’s a automobile proprietor because the kidnapped sufferer is barely managing to irk a dwelling after loosing his job.
However, the abductors, the supply advised DAILY POST, have demanded a N10 million ransom however later decreased it to N4 million.
“When the abductors referred to as to demand for N10M, they stored saying that’s he (Christopher) not the one which owns that automobile. How can he say he doesn’t have cash? They should have mistaking him for his neighbour who’s a automobile proprietor. Christopher is barely managing himself. Since he misplaced his job issues are very tough for him. How is he going to get that type of cash?” The supply requested.
Each kidnap incidents have been reported to the respective police shops within the LGA.
Nevertheless, the Police PRO, SP. Isah Gambo, is but to substantiate the incidents.
Recall that within the early hours of Could 21 this yr, the infamous bandits stormed St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church, Malumfashi, kidnapping the Parish Priest, Fr. Alphonsus Bello Yanshim, together with Fr Joe Keke, a 70-year-old priest in residence.
The stays of Father Alphonsus was later discovered on a farmland behind the Malumfashi Catechetical Coaching College whereas they launched keke after spending over a month of their enclave.
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