Bandits Attack: 22 Villagers Killed, Scores Injured in Katsina

Bandits Attack: 22 Villagers Killed, Scores Injured in Katsina | Daily Report Nigeria

Not less than twenty-two villagers were killed by gunmen who attacked Majifa village in Kankara Local Government Area, Katsina State.

According to eyewitnesses, the attack took place after the bandits attended a reception for one of their celebrated friends, Mai Katifar Mutuwa.

The bandits came into the village shooting sporadically, a situation that forced the villagers to be running helter skelter. a source told DAILY POST.

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He said twenty-two persons were killed instantly as a result of the attack, while many women and children were abducted by the bandits.

He also confirmed that several other residents were badly wounded and are currently hospitalized.

Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Gambo Isah said the bandits had been facing serious resistance from the members of the vigilante in the area.

However, the State police spokesman said that fifteen people were killed, while five others have been hospitalised.

He added that the police were still compiling casualty figures as of the time of reporting the incident.

Isah also said that some members of the bandits were equally killed, but that the police could not give the figure as the bandits evacuated the corpses.


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