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Gunmen invades village, kill two undergraduates in Katsina

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Suspected gunmen on Sunday invaded Bagiwa village in Mani Local Government Area of Katsina state killing two students of Al-Qalam University, Katsina.

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The students: Ibrahim Bature, 22 year-old 400 level student, and Rabi’u Abubakar, 21 year-old 200 level student were killed alongside one who was kidnapped. A spokesman of the family of the students, Alhaji Lawal Bagiwa confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Bagiwa said that the gunmen also shot and injured the victims’ 60-year-old mother and kidnapped their elder brother, Umar.

According to him, the gunmen, who invaded the village around 1:15am on Sunday, attacked the family house, shooting indiscriminately without demanding for anything.

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Bagiwa stated that since the gunmen left with their brother they had not yet establish contact with them.

He added, “we cannot figure out the motive behind the killings and kidnapping even as the Katsina State Commissioner of Police visited our house and promised to rescue the kidnapped victim.”

Confirming the incident, Public Relations Officer of Katsina command, SP Isah Gambo said that the police was investigating the matter.


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