Bandits have invaded my friend’s house at Funtua!
They broke into the gate around 10:20 p.m. as shown on the CCTV camera clock.
Fortunately, my friend and his family were out of town and the security guard, sensing danger, had fled to neighboring houses.
My friend, who is an electrical engineer and is ICT savvy, had wired his home with CCTV cameras which relayed the footage right into his phone.
After gaining entrance into the gate, they couldn’t break into the main house, try as they might, including shooting at the door as shown in the footage.
Frustrated, they had no choice but to abandon their vicious mission. They were said to have vented their anger at Project Quarters, Funtua, where they went away with a number of people.
For the past two weeks or so, kidnappers have put the people of Funtua, Bakori and neighboring villages under siege, kidnapping people almost on a daily basis.
The little resistance being put up by the local vigilantes is gradually being whittled away, with security agents seemingly helplessly overwhelmed.
But the renewed effort put up by Katsina State Government may yet checkmate the bandits with the purchase of new Armoured Personnel Carriers, APCs.
May Allah come to our rescue and put an end to this madness.