The widow of Alhaji Rabe Bello Kofa, former head of Kofa village in the Kusada Local Government Area of Katsina State have been abducted by gunmen suspected to be bandits barely 24-hour after his death.

SaharaReporters gathered that Kofa died on Tuesday, August 24.


It was learnt that the gunmen stormed the deceased house on Wednesday morning and abducted some members of his family, including his widow.

Katsina, despite being the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, has witnessed sporadic attacks by bandits and kidnappers that have claimed the lives of many.

Over 1000 people have been reportedly killed by the gunmen in Jibia, Kankara, Dutsinma, Musawa, Danmusa and Safana Local Government Areas of the state in the last five months.

On December 11, 2020, some bandits kidnapped 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara. They were released about a week later.

Also on December 19, 84 Islamiyya students of Hizburrahim Islamiyya in Mahuta village, Dandume Local Government Area of the state were abducted but rescued shortly after.

Recently, some members of the State House of Assembly lawmakers shed tears for the Buhari-led government at a plenary while discussing the deterioration of insecurity under the present regime.

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