Bandits Attack Katsina Community, Kill 24 Persons

At least twenty four persons are said to have been killed and several others wounded in a fresh bandits attack on Unguwar Sarkin Noma Community in Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Those killed were mostly vigilante members who were reportedly came out to confront the bandits.

Local Security official told journalists 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, on a telephone call, said 23 of the victims were buried in accordance with the Islamic rites on Friday morning after the attack which took place on Thursday night.

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.

“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.

“23 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.

Police authorities are yet to make comment on the attack.

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Sabuwa is among eight most vulnerable security frontline Local Government Areas in Katsina State where activities of bandits are on the increase almost on daily basis.


Credit: Channels TV 

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