A 6-year-old boy has been reportedly killed while three were abducted in the early hours of today when armed bandits attacked Kankara town, Katsina State.
The incident, which occurred precisely at Malam Adamu’s residence located at Kofar Yamma, Matsiga area of the town, also left another 8-year-old child with bullet wounds.
Our reporter gathered that the two children are members of Adamu’s family.
It was gathered that Adamu was abducted alongside two other girls, reportedly aged between 18-20 years.
Information, which are still sketchy as at press time, showed that the gunmen stormed the area at about 1.30 am, ransacked houses before carting away valuables.
A source told our reporter that, upon reaching Adamu’s house, the bandits tried to take away the children but was resisted by their mother which angered the gunmen to shot and killed one of the children.
“The other only sustained gun wounds and was rushed to the hospital after the attack,” the source added.
Our correspondent was yet to get the police’s confirmation of the incident as at press time.