Crime

Bandits kill 14 in separate attacks in Katsina state

Bandits operating in motorcycles, have killed twelve persons and injured six others in separate attacks in Duba community located in Batsari local government area of Katsina state

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 Penpushing reports that, Katsina State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Gambo Isa who confirmed the incident said the bandits invaded the village with sophisticated weapons.

“Sadly, despite attempt by our men in the area, the bandits succeeded in killing 12 people and wounded six others. They came in motorcycles numbering over 300 and started shooting sporadically which caused panic among residents” ,he said

Penpushing further reports that, Isa added that, the bandits fled into a nearby bush before the arrival of the police rescue team, just as a resident of Batsari, Misbahu, disclosed that the bandits arrived in the village around 11p.m on Saturday, adding that the gunmen looted shops and houses, setting ablaze some of the property.

The source in the state, in similar development, said  the bandits attacked  Danja local government headquarters  situated in the Funtua zone on two consecutive nights on Thursday night, abducted six people and killed two others.

Penpushing also reports that, identified victims as at the time of filing this report include Balarabe Madaki, Fatima Awaisu and four others, while on Friday night attack, two people were killed.

The source in the community disclosed that the  bandits also rode into the town on motorcycles around 11 p.m, and headed to the home of Alhaji Mahmud, shooting sporadically in the air to scare residents.

“They rode straight to the house of Alhaji Mahmuda while shooting in the air. When they reached the house, Alhaji Mahmuda hid in the toilet leaving behind his two wives and children’, the source added.

“The bandits took the two wives but on finding that the first wife is pregnant and couldn’t walk, they asked her to go back home while they went with the second wife, who has been married to Mahmuda for only four months.”

Penpushing also reports that, the source added that the bandits shot the Jamaatul Izalatil Bidia First Aid team leader, Nafiu Ibrahim, in the head when he joined other people to counter the attack.

Meanwhile, the source added that one other person also died while he was being taken to General Amadi Rimi Orthopaedic Hospital in Katsina.

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