Armed bandits have abducted at least 15 women in Wurma Village, in Kurfi Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The Acting Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Anas Gezawa confirmed the incident to newsmen in Katsina.
He explained that about 200 bandits armed with AK 47 rifles attacked the village on motorcycles at midnight.
ASP Gezawa said police have swung into action to detect the whereabouts of the bandits, to rescue the abducted persons and stolen animals.
Locals told Radio Nigeria that the bandits also looted shops and vandalised valuable property, and seized hundreds of cattle, sheep, and goats during the attack.
Our correspondent reports that Wurma village is about 30 kilometers away from Katsina town.