Tragedy struck on Thursday night, February 11, when armed bandits invaded the home of one elder Hassan Bahago, at Shagari quarters in Funtua LGA of Katsina State.
Hassan, an elder with ECWA Church Funtua, was said to have suffered a heart attack, as the bandits were whisking away him and his daughters identified as Saratu and Jennifer. He reportedly slumped and died on the spot.
The gunmen also kidnapped one Mr. Alex, a staff of First Bank and killed Alhaji Ali Bahago, the leader of vigilante groups in the community.
A resident of the quarters, who survived the attack, Sagir Mohammed, told THISDAY on Friday, that the suspected bandits stormed the quarters at about 11:15pm on Thursday and operated for over 30 minutes, leaving many occupants of the quarters with varying degrees of injuries.
“Bandits attacked Shagari quarters yesterday (Thursday) and killed Alhaji Ali Bahago, who is the leader of vigilante groups. He came to rescue us from the bandits but he was killed during gun battle with them.
They also attacked Hassan Fari apartment and tried to kidnap him but he slumped and died instantly upon seeing them. When they discovered that he had died, they kidnapped two of his daughters and Mr. Alex, a staff of First Bank PLC in Funtua.”