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Bandits burn man alive in his car in Katsina, kidnap over 70 traders in Kaduna

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Two weeks after the outrage over the burning alive of passengers in Sokoto State, bandits have set someone on fire in Fasakari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

According to the Deputy Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, who is a member representing Faskari constituency, the victim was burnt alive in his car.

The lawmaker said some other persons were killed while others were abducted.

“They attacked Kwakware village where they abducted 17 people, mostly women. The following day, they stopped a driver, killed and burnt him in his car.

“Only yesterday, Tuesday, they killed seven people and abducted five, and the place where the attacks took place was just a short distance from a military checkpoint,” he said.

Protesters blocked a major road in the state over the attacks by bandits.

Last week, Governor Bello Masari led some elders to President Muhammadu Buhari over the killings in the state.

The president had assured them that efforts were being made to address the insecurity in the North West and other parts of the country.

 

Over 70 traders were kidnapped in Kaduna

Some traders traveling to Kano have been abducted along the dreaded Birnin Gwari-Kaduna road on Wednesday.

Journalists were told that the traders’ convoy was attacked by a number of bandits in the morning, who later took them away into the forests.

Reaction from the police in Kaduna on the incident is still being awaited.

A local, Malam Umaru said the traders were travelling in a  convoy of over 20 vehicles with police escort.

According to him, the bandits struck at a bend near Udawa after Buruku, abducted not fewer than 70 traders from Umaru’s community and scores of others from neighboring villages .

He said in Hausa language that calls on the phone of some of the missing traders, were answered by the bandits, a development that confirmed that about a hundred traders were in captivity.

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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