Gunmen suspected to be bandits stormed Tafoki village in Faskari Local Government Council of Katsina State and kidnapped Asma’u Dalhatu, the younger sister of the Deputy Speaker of the Katsina State House of Assembly, Shehu Dalhatu Tafoki.
The deputy speaker who confirmed the abduction on Monday, explained that the gunmen attacked the village head’s residence, which is his family house, around 1am on Sunday and kidnapped two of his sisters.
He further explained that while the gunmen tried to run into the forest, they met some members of the vigilante group who engaged them in gunfire. One of the kidnapped sisters escaped in the process and returned home safely.
The Deputy Speaker said the incident has been reported to the security agencies adding that no ransom has been demanded by the kidnappers.