WEDDING GONE SOUR: Gunmen abduct 55 friends escorting bride to her matrimonial home

At least 55 persons are said to have been kidnapped by a terrorist gang while escorting a bride along Damari town in Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Although security agencies are yet to confirm the incident officially, a resident however, told our correspondent yesterday in a telephone call that the incident occurred on Thursday at about 8:00 pm.

He noted that three security volunteers however lost their lives in an effort to rescue the victims.

“Before the hoodlums attack the victims on a canter vehicle, the victims were initially over 70 mostly friends to the bride in which several others escaped”, he added.Sabuwa, apart from being an agrarian area, also remains one of the security front line LGAs grappling with the activities of bandits and their collaborators mostly informants to bandits.