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Terrorists kill three, abduct school principal, nursing mother, baby, others in Kastina

Terrorists in the early hours of Tuesday killed three persons and kidnapped seven others, including a secondary school principal, at Yar Tafki and Unguwar Isiyaka villages under Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State.

SOJ WORLDWIDE learnt that aside from killing three persons, the assailants abducted the Principal of Government Secondary School, Makera, alongside a 35-year-old nursing mother and her 17-month-old baby from Yar Tafki village and four others from Unguwar Isiyaka village, including the ward head.

The source said:

“Early this (Tuesday) morning some armed terrorists in large numbers carrying sophisticated weapons attacked Yar Tafki village and started shooting sporadically and in the process, they kidnapped one Yahaya Magaji, the Principal of Government Secondary School, Makera.

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“They also kidnapped Marakisuya Yakubu, aged 35; and her 17-month-old baby, Bilkisu Yakubu. At Unguwar Isiyaka village, three men were killed by the terrorists and four others have been kidnapped including the Mai Unguwa (ward head).”

He also noted that scores suffered various degrees of injuries as a result of the attack and some of them are being treated at the Shehu Sarkin Maska Hospital in Funtua Local Government Area.

The spokesman of the Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, was yet to confirm the incident at the time of filing this report. 

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