Bandits on Sunday night kidnapped a 13-year-old girl, Khadijat Mutaka, in Kurfi, headquarters of Kurfi Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Eyewitnesses said the bandits also shot and injured one Ibrahim Yar-Garshe, 30, during the attack.
It was learnt that the bandits stormed the town about 9.31pm, shooting indiscriminately after mingling with residents.
The bandits were also said to have stormed the place from the mountains surrounding the town.
A security team, Operation Puff Adder led by the Area Commander, Dutsin-ma, confronted the bandits.
The bandits were, however, said to have escaped into the bush with the girl.
The spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident.
“The incident happened at about 9.31pm. The Commissioner of Police directed the Area Commander, Dutsin-ma, to mobilise (his men). The hoodlums kidnapped a 13-year-old girl and shot one Ibrahim Yar-Garshe on the leg,” Isah said.