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Varsity lecturer killed, kids abducted in fresh bandit attack in Katsina

A lecturer at the Federal University Dutsinma (FUDMA) in Katsina State, identified as Tiri Gyan David, has been killed by bandits. Naija News learned that Tiri, the Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension, and Rural Development at the university, was killed in a fresh bandit attack in the early hours of Tuesday.

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An eyewitness disclosed that the incident occurred around 1:30 am at the lecturer’s residence in the Yarima Quarters, Low-Cost Estate, Dutsinma Local Government Area of Katsina State. The bandits invaded the community with sophisticated weapons, shooting sporadically to scare the residents.

According to the eyewitness, the bandits also abducted two of the lecturer’s children.

Confirming the incident, Katsina Police Command spokesman Abubakar Sadiq said the command will soon release a detailed statement about the attack.

Dutsinma is among the ten security frontline local government areas grappling with frequent bandit attacks despite efforts by both the state government and security agencies to restore peace in the state.

In a related development, gunmen suspected to be bandits have reportedly kidnapped Hajiya Halima Adamu, the mother of renowned Hausa singer Dauda Adamu, also known as Rarara. Naija News learned that Hajiya Adamu was taken from her home in Kahutu village, located in the Danja Local Government Area of Katsina State.

A source within the village revealed that the assailants arrived around 1 am on Friday and took the elderly woman captive.

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