30 Killed As Bandits Attack Katsina Communities

30 persons were killed in separate attacks on villages in Dutsinma and Safana local government areas of Katsina State killed by bandits.

The Katsina State Public Relations Officer, ASP Abubakar Aliyu, confirmed this on Friday.

The affected villages include Tashar Kawai Mai Zurfi, Sabon Gari Unguwar Banza, Dogon Ruwa, Sanawar Kurecen Dutsi, Unguwar Bera, Kuricin Kulawa, Larabar Tashar Mangoro, Sabaru, Ashata, Unguwar Ido, Kanbiri, Kunamawar Mai Awaki and Kunamawar ‘Yargandu.

The bandits were said to have killed the victims on Tuesday.

Aliyu said, “The Command, in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders, is intensifying efforts to ensure the arrest of the perpetrators of the dastardly act as additional security measures are being put in place to prevent further occurrences of such situation.

“Further development will be communicated in due course, please. Sorry, I am at a workshop. I apologize please.” He added.

The attacks had forced residents to flee from their villages to neighbouring villages in Dutsinma town and Turare village for refuge.

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