A prominent resident of Funtua town in Funtua Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State, Mallam Buhari Funtua, has been killed on Tuesday night while engaging armed bandits at Low Cost Area of the town.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that until his killing, Mallam Buhari was the leader of the local vigilante group in Funtua. The terrorist attack happened around 11pm, according to locals.

A former Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani, commented on the attack early this morning.

Late Mallam Buhari Funtua

Details of this latest bandits’ attack in Katsina is still sketchy as of the time of publishing this report, and efforts by this newspaper to reach Gambo Isah, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, was unsuccessful.

Last Tuesday, bandits abducted a woman identified as Malama Badiyya Shamsu and her three children from the Jabiri Quarters of the same Funtua LGA.

The gunmen invaded the home of one Malam Shamsudeen Muhammad Kalgo at about around 1am and whisked away the woman and their children, Almustapha Shamsu, 12, Zainab, 9, and Halima Siyama Shamsu, 6.

Katsina has been in the grip of terrorists, locally known as bandits since the coming of President Muhammadu Buhari and despite being his home state.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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