The incessant instances of kidnapping and armed banditry in Katsina State have taken a brand new dimension in Kankara city, in Kankara Local Government Area of the state.
PRNigeria stories that residents of the world on Thursday night time mobilized and killed two bandits out of a number of variety of them who besieged the city to trigger mayhem.
However, a automobile seller and a businessman of Yandaki Village in Kaita Local Government Council, was not fortunate as they had been kidnapped from their residence.
Kankara city has a significant freeway connecting vacationers from Abuja and kaduna to Katsina city, the state capital.
A group chief, who spoke on situation of anonymity, mentioned they resorted to self-help to guard their lives and property as a result of incessant banditry and kidnapping within the space.
“The other bandits had to escape when they discovered that residents really prepared and ambushed them in a surprise attack,” the supply mentioned.
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Police Public Relations Officer of Katsina Command, SP Gambo Isa, mentioned he would converse on the incident after contacting the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Kankara.
Kidnapping is rampant in most native authorities areas of Katsina State particularly in Jibia, Dandume, Faskari, Sabuwa, Danmusa, Safana, Kankara, Batsari, Dutsinma, Kurfi, Funtua and Katsina metropolis.
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Some of the councils border the dreaded Rugu forest, which serves as hideout for bandits. The rise can also be mentioned to be fallout of the insecurity in neighboring Zamfara State, which additionally borders the forest.