A CCTV footage has shown a group of armed bandits breaking into a house in Funtua, Katsina State on Friday night.
The bandits, who were on a kidnapping mission, came to the town in large number around 10pm and started breaking into homes and abducting residents.
DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the kidnappers mission at this particular house was unsuccessful as the entire family was away in Abuja.
According to Ahmed Abdulkadir, a friend to the homeowner (name withheld), after firing shots at the door, the bandits gained entry into the house but met an empty home.
“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/electronics 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,” Mr Abdulkadir, a retired zonal director at NBC, wrote on his Facebook page.
He added that the kidnappers had been terrorising Funtua, Bakori and neighboring villages.
“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.