About 30 children have reportedly been abducted in a recent attack by bandits in Kasai, a village located in the Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The government or security agencies is yet to make an official statement regarding the tragic incident.

Katsina State: Terrorists Kidnap At Least 30 Children In Fresh Attack
File photo depicting story

However, police operatives were seen barricading the road to Kasai village when journalists inspected the scene.

A resident of the area spoke to journalists about the attack.


The resident said that the abduction occurred in the early hours of Monday.

According to the resident, the children were taken by the criminals while they were searching for firewood for cooking in the vicinity of the village.


The Attack

“Yes, the attack occurred yesterday, Monday, in the morning hours.

“It all began when the children numbering up to 30 went behind the Kasai village.

They went to secure firewood which their parents would use to cook food for them.

Also Read: Easter: Three UNICAL Students Kidnapped From School Hostel


“Unfortunately, some suspected bandits intercepted them and took them to an unknown destination.

“We do hope and pray that peace and security will be restored in our state,” the resident said.


Batsari is recognised as one of the Security Frontline Local Government Areas in Katsina State. There, the activities of bandits and other criminal elements have been escalating almost daily.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.