BREAKING: Bandits Attack Katsina Community, Kill 19, Burn Houses Again

July 6, 2021
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Tsauwa village, Batsari Local Government Area, Katsina State, is said to have had 19 persons slain.

The bandits stormed the village around 11.30 p.m. on Monday and remained active until the early hours of Tuesday, according to residents.

It was learned that when the bandits arrived in the village, they began shooting indiscriminately, killing the victims.

The robbers also shot at others fleeing the village for safety in neighboring settlements, according to one of the residents who requested anonymity.

The resident said, “When they (the bandits) came, they started shooting and pursuing people who were trying to escape and those attempting to escape into the forest.

“As at last count, they killed 19 persons and we buried them this morning (Tuesday) while those injured have been taken to hospital for treatment.”

The bandits also reportedly set fire on many houses and grains reserves while they also allegedly cart away valuables and domestic animals.

When contacted, the Spokesman for the Katsina police command, Gambo Isah, said he was already in contact with the DPO for the area to get details of the incident.

Details later…

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