Bandits have abducted the younger sister of Hon. Shehu Dalhatu Tafoki, Deputy Speaker of the Katsina State House of Assembly.
The bandits were said to have stormed Tafoki village in Faskari Local Government Area of the state on Sunday, September 5, where they abducted the victim identified as Asma’u Dalhatu.
The lawmaker confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, adding that his sister is about to get married.
“Yes, it is true that my younger sister, Asma’u Dalhatu, was abducted by bandits in the early hours of Sunday. They stormed the town around 1am and headed straight to the village head’s residence, which is our family house and kidnapped two of our sisters.,” he said.
“On their way to the forest, they encountered some members of the vigilante group and exchanged gunfire. In the process, one of the girls escaped and returned home, but the other could not run away, so they went away with her.” he added.
Tafoki said the kidnappers have not made any demand for ransom.