Nine passengers travelling in a commercial vehicle along the Tsakskiya-Ummadau road in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina state have been abducted by suspected bandits.
It was gathered that the abducted passengers were said to be returning from Jibia market when the incident happened.
Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Gambo Isah, said nine passengers were abducted by the hoodlums and four had been rescued.
However, there was no information on whether the gunmen had contacted the relations of the victim.
Katsina is one of the states most affected by terrorism and banditry in Nigeria’s North-West region.