Tragedy struck Thursday night, February 11, when armed bandits invaded an elderly Hassan Bahago’s home in Shagari quarters in Katsina State’s Funtua LGA.
Hassan, an elder of Funtua’s ECWA Church, was said to have suffered a heart attack,
as the bandits whisked away his daughters identified as Saratu and Jennifer. He reportedly collapsed on the spot and died.
The gunmen also abducted Mr. Alex, a First Bank employee, and killed Alhaji Ali Bahago, the community’s chief of vigilante groups.
A resident survival of 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.”