As the security situation in Katsina State continues to exacerbate, Islamic terrorists have reportedly invaded Bakiyawa community in the Batagarawa Local Government Area of the state killing one and abducting about 50 persons.
The terrorists who have been terrorising forests in the Batsari Local Government Area were reported to have launched the attack on Wednesday night, going from house to house.
AIT reports that apart from the abductions and killing, four people were injured.
Katsina is the home state of Nigeria’s President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari, however, it has become a hotbed of terrorist activities in recent years.
The recent attack according to the media outlet took place at about 11 pm when the residents had gone to sleep.
The terrorists reportedly arrived in the community riding about 40 motorcycles and shooting indiscriminately. Then they went from house to house, demanding money, and asking for the breadwinners of the families.
It was gathered that about 60 animals were also rustled, while the terrorists faced no resistance as they operated freely for about three hours.
A source told AIT that a nursing mother who was one of the abductees, later returned with some others, after trekking in the forest for about two hours.
While the police and other relevant authorities have yet to make any official statement on the issue, the injured are said to be receiving treatment at a facility in the metropolis.
Meanwhile, the deceased person, simply identified as Tukur Gambo, has since been buried.