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Seven people die and another 100 are kidnapped in attack in Nigeria

At least seven people were killed and another 100 kidnapped on Saturday night when gunmen attacked a rural community in Nigeria’s northwestern Katsina state, residents and police said on Sunday, in the latest attack in the north of the country.

Armed gangs have frequently invaded Nigerian communities, kidnapping residents, students and drivers for ransom.

Residents said armed men on motorcycles arrived at Maidabino village in the Danmusa area of ​​Katsina and began shooting sporadically, forcing residents to flee.

Hassan Aliyu told Reuters by phone that the attack took residents by surprise and dozens of women and children were confirmed missing.

“They killed seven people, including burning two children,” Aliyu said. “They spent more than six hours destroying our properties.”

Another resident, Auwalu Ismail said the gunmen first blocked all roads leading to Maidabino before the attack.

“They set fire to our shops, vehicles and took our cattle. They also kidnapped my wife and more than 100 women and children,” he said.

Katsina state police spokesman Abubakar Aliyu Sadiq confirmed the attack and the seven deaths, but did not say whether anyone was missing. He said police were investigating.

“The remaining men who did not flee live in fear and await news about their kidnapped loved ones,” said Muhammad Sani, whose sister was kidnapped.

Source: CNN Brasil

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