Some bandits in the early hours of Wednesday stormed the residence of the Chairman, Caretaker Committee, Matazu Local Government Area of Katsina State, Kabiru Matazu, abducting his two children.
They also killed his guard.
It was learnt that the chairman, who was in the house when they struck, managed to escape
Sources said the suspected bandits who were about 20, stormed the house about 2.10am and started shooting.
They reportedly spent over one hour ransacking the whole house. The chairman reportedly escaped in the process, a development that was said to have angered them.
It was learnt that it was in the process that the night guard was killed.
The suspected bandits thereafter abducted Matazu’s two children.
One of the sources said, “The bandits arrived around 2.10am. The chairman managed to escape.They took away two of his children.
“The children are two boys; one of them has just completed his senior secondary school while the younger one is still in school.”
The chairman could not be reached for comments but he was said to be in a safe place.
The spokesman for the state police command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident.