A 13-year-old girl identified, Khadijat Mutaka, was on Sunday abducted by bandits in the Kurfi Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Eyewitnesses stated that the bandits also shot and injured one Ibrahim Yar-Garshe, 30, during the attack.
Information gathered revealed that the bandits attacked Kurfi community around 9 pm after scaling the surrounding mountains.
A security team made up of Operation Puff Adder reportedly confronted the bandits, who later escaped into the bush with the girl.
The incident was confirmed by the spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo Isah.
He noted that efforts are been made to rescue Mutaka, while the wounded man had already been taken to a hospital.
Isah said, “The hoodlums kidnapped a thirteen-year-old girl and shot one Ibrahim Yar-Garshe on his leg. The security team including Operation Puff Adder and that of Operation Sharan-Daji are already making efforts to rescue the girl. Ibrahim is also receiving treatment in a hospital.”