Gunmen Sunday morning killed two members of a local vigilante group and abducted several residents of Shola Quarters in Katsina metropolis.
Those kidnapped in the attack that lasted for over an hour include a newly married couple.
Shola Quarters is situated behind the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University Teaching Hospital (formerly Federal Medical Centre) Katsina.
The area, which is in the heart of the city, hosts commercial shops and residents as well as government offices.
Residents who asked not to be named said the terrorists invaded the area around 1:25 a.m and operated for over an hour without being confronted by state security personnel.
“It was the vigilante members that even stood against them but they (bandits) killed two of them and wounded the other two. The vigilante members had to retreat to their houses when the bandits overpowered them and it was just now (morning) that we retrieved the two corpses and took the wounded ones to the hospital,” the resident said. (Premium Times)