At least 55 persons are said to have been kidnapped by a terrorists gang while escorting a bride along Damari town in Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina State.
According to The PUNCH, the Chairman of Dandume Local Government Area, Alhaji Basiru Musa, confirmed the report.
While some unconfirmed reports suggest that a few kidnapped women managed to escape, the chairman promised to verify and provide updates.
He clarified that although the women were from Dandume, the bandits intercepted them on their way from Sabuwa Local Government Area at around 9pm.
Although security agencies are yet to confirm the incident officially, a source said they three local security volunteers lost their lives in the hurriedly coordinated effort to rescue the victims.
“Most of those the hoodlums attacked and abducted were those who were already crowded and riding in an open van called canter vehicle.
“The victims were initially over 70, mostly friends to the bride, in which several others escaped after jumping off the moving canter van when the terrorists hijacked the van,” he said.