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  • Updated: June 10, 2020

Banditry: 40 killed In Attacks On Katsina Communities

Banditry: 40 killed In Attacks On Katsina Communities

Shortly after youths protested against banditry in Katsina, some armed gunmen invaded Faskari Local Government of Katsina State on Tuesday, killing no lesser than 40 residents.

AllNews understands that many of the victims were elderly, women and children and a few women were raped.

Reports say that the communities affected include Kadisau, Maigora, Kabalawa, Kwakware, Raudama and Unguwar Wahabi.

According to a source, the bandits stormed the communities on several motorcycles.

“They abused some young girls and married women while setting houses and food stores on fire, robbed the villagers before they rustled domestic animals, especially cows and sheep”.

Reports also say that the bandits threatened to strike again after victims must have been buried on Wednesday.

The police spokesman in the State, SP Gambo Isah, however, said: “The Area Commander in Funtua, DPOs and military personnel are currently in the area to ensure maximum security during the burial and afterward.”

Kankara-Katsina road was blocked in the early hours of Tuesday, as youths from Yantumaki village in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina stormed the road to protest against bandit attacks.

The youths were said to be chanting war songs, storming the road, thereby causing gridlock in the area of the state, which happens to be President Muhammadu Buhari's state of origin.

 

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