Katsina Lecturer Killed, Children Abducted by Bandits

By Nurat Uthman

Bandits have killed a lecturer at the Federal University Dutsinma in Katsina State.

The deceased, Dr Tiri Gyan David, the Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension, and Rural Development, was murdered in an attack early Tuesday morning.

An eyewitness reported to Channels Television via telephone that the incident occurred around 1:30 am at Dr. David’s residence in the Yarima Quarters, Low-Cost Estate, Dutsinma Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The bandits, armed with sophisticated weapons, invaded the community, shooting sporadically to scare residents.

During the attack, they also abducted two of Dr. David’s children.

The Katsina Police Command spokesman, Abubakar Sadiq, confirmed the incident and mentioned that a detailed statement would be released soon.

Dutsinma is one of the ten security frontline local government areas in Katsina State, facing frequent bandit attacks despite ongoing efforts by the state government and security agencies to restore peace.

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