Terrorist bandits have kidnapped 39 children working on a farm in Mairuwa community of Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
It was learned that the bandits in their numbers invaded the community and proceeded to abduct at least 39 children who were working on the farm.
The gunmen were said to have surrounded the farm and started shooting sporadically before abducting the labourers including boys and girls.
According to a source, Mairuwa community was the worst hit in the attack by the bandits. He explained that the terrorists started shooting sporadically when they (bandits) surrounded the farm.
A source in the community told Daily Trust that the parents of the victims are pleading with both the federal and state governments to rescue their children from their captors.
He said the representative of the farm owner had mobilised the children after paying a levy of N1m to the bandits in order to be able to harvest his produce.
The source said the bandits decided to attack the farm and kidnap the children after the farm owner failed to pay them the N3m they asked for.
“They demanded N3m from the owner for him to be able to harvest his produce, he gave them N1 million as part payment and decided to begin the work before completing the money, but unfortunately the bandits did not accept that. In our village, Mairuwa, alone we have 33 among the victims including young ladies who are due for marriage,” he said