Thugs kidnap 17 breastfeeding mothers on their way to a wedding ceremony in Katsina
Armed men suspected of the ban reportedly abducted at least 17 married women in the Fascari metropolitan area of Katsina state.
According to the Katsina Post, the women were detained on Thursday en route to the wedding ceremony.
“The incident occurred when the women were traveling from the village of Unguvar Rimi to the town of Garin Maigora to attend a wedding ceremony,” the newspaper said, citing a source.
The source indicated that all the women were with children at the time of the abduction.
The source said that the woman and her child were freed by the bandits due to the child’s poor health.
The resident also reported that the security situation in the area has deteriorated.
He added that all the villages in the western part of the city of Faskari were abandoned due to the actions of the bandits, adding that only the city of Bilbis remained.
He noted that unless concrete action is taken to remedy the situation in the coming weeks, the city of Faskari will also be vulnerable.
Katsina is one of the states hardest hit by terrorism and banditry in the northwestern region of Nigeria.
On December 11, 2020, gunmen abducted 344 students from the State Science High School in Kankar. They were released after about a week.
In addition, on December 19, 84 Islamiyya students from Hizburrahim Islamiyya in the village of Mahuta, Dandum local government district, were abducted but rescued shortly thereafter.
Source: – Sahara Reporter.