Katsina, despite being the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, has witnessed sporadic attacks by bandits and kidnappers that have claimed the lives of many.
No fewer than 300 people have been reportedly killed by the gunmen in Jibia, Kankara, Dutsinma, Musawa, Danmusa and Safana local government areas.
On December 11, 2020, some bandits kidnapped 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara.
They were released about a week later.
Also on December 19, 2020, 84 students of Hizburrahim Islamiyya in Mahuta Village, Dandume Local Government Area of the state, were kidnapped but rescued shortly after.