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Terrorists Abduct Former TV Manager, Daughter, 3 Others In Northwest

Terrorists have intensified attacks on Katsina State, targeting political office holders, their relatives and top government officials.

Ahmed Abdulkadir, a former General Manager of the Katsina State Television (KTTV), his 15-year-old daughter, and three other persons have been abducted by terrorists, according to multiple media reports.

Abdulkadir and his 15-year-old daughter, Laila, were abducted from his residence in Bakori Local Government Area of Katsina State, Northwest Nigeria.

Isah Gambo, the  police spokesperson in the state, could not be reached to confirm the incident. According to Channels Television, residents say that the armed shooters attacked Abdulkadir’s residence around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Spontaneous terrorists attacks in Katsina

The incident came less than six hours after the State Government placed a ban on all mobile phone commercial charging points in 18 local government areas across the state as part of measures to tackle the heightening insecurity challenges.

Terrorists had on Monday,  Sept. 6, abducted four children of the Sabuwar Kasa village head  in Kafur Local Government of the state.

Also 48 hours earlier a terror gang  kidnapped the younger sister of Shehu Dalhatu Tafoki, the Deputy Speaker of the Katsina State House of Assembly.

Another attack happened in Kurami village in Bakori LGA of the state on Saturday, when another terror group abducted the wife and two children of Ibrahim Kurami, the member representing Bakori constituency in the state House of Assembly.

The Northwestern state has in recent weeks witnessed a change in the abduction pattern as terrorists now target wives, children and relatives of political office holders and wealthy individuals.

In a similar development, Kabir Muhammed, the brother of Muhammad Inuwa, Secretary to the Katsina State Government, who was abducted last Wednesday, was released by his abductors on Tuesday, Sept. 7, after about six days in captivity.

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