The village head of Garin Labo in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State, has been abducted by suspected bandits.
The village head was abducted on his farm around 1pm along with other farmers.
Sources say the bandits stormed the farm with guns and started shooting sporadically with many fleeing in different directions. They later left with the village head and other farmers.
Police spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the report saying:
“It is true . Efforts are on course to rescue him . Operation Puff Adder responded to the distress call but since the abduction was inside his farm near the Rugu forest , the hoodlums had fled into the forest before help could reach him . We are following a lead that may assist us in his rescue.
“We are calling on members of the community to always form groups while going to their farms and inform the security agencies for security back up . ”