The village head of Kaigar Malamai in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State and 15 others were abducted by suspected bandits on Monday night Nigeria’s Daily Independent has reported.
The gunmen, according to the report invaded the community in large numbers around midnight, operated for several hours before leaving with the victims, reports claimed.
According to an eyewitness in the village, “They invaded our village, Unguwar Malamai, around 11:45p.m and began shooting sporadically.
“They abducted 16 people, including the village head, Maiunguwa Kabir, six housewives, three young girls, and six children.
“At that time, three of the gunmen forced one man to take them to the residence of his elder brother, using his motorcycle, which he did.
“Two of them went into the house and the other one who stood at the entrance asked the man to run away.
“When he left the place, he ran towards some security operatives and told them what was happening in the village, but instead of them to go and confront the gunmen, they asked the man to stay with them till day break.”