Six killed in fresh attack on Katsina community


Bandits, early Friday morning attacked Dan-Kumeji community, Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina state , killing no fewer than six people and injuring six others.

Residents said the bandits stormed the community a few minutes to midnight and operated for no fewer than two hours.

The bandits were also said to have laid ambush for some of the residents who attempted to escape the attack, killing and injuring some, in the process. The residents put the number of those killed by the bandits at eleven.

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A resident who pleaded for anonymity disclosed, “The bandits stormed our community about midnight on motorcycles, shooting here and there. They also positioned themselves in strategic places and opened fire on some of the residents who also wanted to escape. At the end of the attack this morning (Friday), we counted 11 dead bodies and we are currently making arrangements for their burial. The six others who were seriously injured are receiving treatment in a medical facility”.

Further details about the incident were sketchy as of Friday afternoon. The spokesman for the Katsina police command, SP Gambo Isah, however, said six people were killed in the attack.

“It’s true the attack took place and six people were killed but our operatives are there and are on top of the situation,” he said

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