Gunmen suspected to be bandits, on Tuesday, 7th August 2021 abducted a former General Manager of the Katsina State Television, Alhaji Ahmed Abdulkadir, and his teenage daughter.
Abdulkadir is also a retired director with National Broadcast Commission. Residents disclosed that the gunmen stormed his residence at Shema Quarters, Bakori Local Government Area of Katsina State early Tuesday morning and started shooting indiscriminately before they whisked him and his teenage daughter off.
It was also learnt that the gunmen abducted three other people in the community before moving all the victims into the forests.
The spokesman for the Katsina police command, SP Gambo Isah, was yet to reply to the SMS sent to him on the incident. His phone also rang out.
Prior to this incident, gunmen had over the weekend abducted members of the families of two lawmakers in the state.
Two sons and a wife of a lawmaker representing Bakori Constituency in the state House of Assembly, Dr. Ibrahim Kurami, were abducted on Saturday night at Kurami.
The gunmen struck again early Sunday morning at Tafoki where they abducted Asma’u, the younger sister of the House Deputy Speaker, Dalhatu Tafoki, who represents Faskari Constituency at the Assembly.
It was learnt during the time of the report that the families of those kidnapped are yet to hear anything from the kidnappers.
Moreover, neither SP Gambo nor the Governor of the state has said anything with regards to these recent attacks in the State.