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How Bandits Disguised In Women Clothing Attacked Katsina Town

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Residents in Katsina State have reported how they were attacked by bandits dressed in women’s clothing.

According to the residents, the bandits dressed in long robes to conceal their weapons.

The residents who resided in Kauyen Baidu Sabuwar Unguwar area of Kurfi town said the bandits long gowns popularly known as Abaya, adding that they even wore Hijab.

This new mode of dressing help bandits to evade detection by the community’s vigilante group.

Residents who narrated their last experience revealed that about 20 bandits packed their motorcycles behind a hill at the outskirts of the community and walked down, covered in women attires around 9:pm on Sunday, August 9.

According to the locals, the bandits concealed their weapons underneath their clothes while darkness provided additional cover for their operations.

During that attack, the 11-year-old daughter of the Dean of Student Affairs at the Federal University, Dutsinma, Dr. Muttaka Mamman was reportedly kidnapped alongside a mother of seven, Murja Umar, while another resident was shot in the leg.

According to Dr Mamman, the father of the 11-year-old girl “My son, Umar, was walking home from their aunt’s house with the girl that was abducted when she was whisked away. My son saw about 10 women with hijabs coming towards them and became suspicious. She tried to get away but one climbed into the balcony and took her away.”

Mamman stated that they awaited communication from the bandits.

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