Bandits raid Katsina communities, kill 24 persons

At least 24 person were killed and several others injured in fresh bandit attack on four communities in Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina State.

It was gathered that most of those killed were vigilante members who reportedly came out to confront the bandits.

A local security official told Channels Television that during the attack which lasted for about an hour, four villages were raided by the hoodlums in what he described as reprisals over military offensives on the bandits’ hideouts.

He explained that the hoodlums stormed the villages of Unguwar Sarkin Noma, Gangara, Tafi, and Kore on Thursday night at about 9:00 pm shooting sporadically to scare the residents.

The Chairman of Sabuwa Local Government Council, Faruq Dalhatu, who confirmed the incident on Saturday, May 4, said 23 of the victims were buried per the Islamic rites on Friday morning after the attack.

He added that the last victim was also conveyed for burial from the hospital after he was certified dead.

“Upon hearing of the bandits’ mission to attack the Local Government Council, we swung into action by informing virtually all the security agencies,” he said.

“They (security agencies) all responded to our distress call and availed themselves to the community. Before you know it, the Bandits raided the community and killed these people

“Twenty-three people were buried from the beginning, in accordance with Islamic rites, and the last victim was conveyed from the hospital after he was certified dead,” he added.

Bandits raid Katsina communities, kill 24 persons
Bandits raid Katsina communities, kill 24 persons
Bandits raid Katsina communities, kill 24 persons
Bandits raid Katsina communities, kill 24 persons
Bandits raid Katsina communities, kill 24 persons
Bandits raid Katsina communities, kill 24 persons
Bandits raid Katsina communities, kill 24 persons
Bandits raid Katsina communities, kill 24 persons
Bandits raid Katsina communities, kill 24 persons

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