A 13-year-old girl, Khadija Muttakha Kurfi has been kidnapped by bandits, alongside several other girls and women, during an attack on Kankara town in Kankara Local Government Area and Kurfi town in Kurfi Local Government Area in Katsina State on Sunday night, August 9.

According to reports, the bandits who have terrorized parts of the state for a long time, attacked the two communities, razing many houses and carting away food items.

Spokesperson of the state police command, Sambo Isah, who confirmed the fresh attack, said

“The hoodlums kidnapped a thirteen-year-old girl and shot one Ibrahim Yar-Garshe on his leg. The security team including Operation Puff Adder and that of Operation Sharan-Daji are already making efforts to rescue the girl. Ibrahim is also receiving treatment in a hospital.”


  1. As banditry continues to thrive in Katsina to the detriment of residents, should be a major concern to the President bcos that’s where he comes from. I hereby advice both the federal govt and military authorities, to make adequate provision of more equipment, so that the operation can become successful, for lasting peace to return to the state.


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