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BREAKING: Eleven people killed, 13 others injured as armed men attack 5 communities

No fewer than five community have been attacked by unknown gunmen in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State leaving several dead and Injured.

The gunmen, it was gathered burnt several houses and government structures during the attack on the communities.

According to an eyewitness, the attack lasted for hours and the number of people dead and Injured are yet to be ascertained.

“In each of the communities invaded, the gunmen fired sporadically into the air to register their presence before going from house to house, looting victims of valuables and harassing residents,” a source said.

It was speculated that a lawyer, Barr. Nura Hassan Wagine was attacked by it could not be verified yet.


He said several victims were injured while trying to escape from the unknown gunmen.

When contacted, the Member representing Batsari in the Katsina State House of Assembly, Hon. Jabir Yauyau, said he he’s still gathering information about what actually happened because of lack of telecommunication network in the area.

“It is confirmed that the attack took place, but the casualties and the extent of damage caused is not yet known, especially because of the lack of mobile network in the area.”

“I am told about the majority of those killed. They are people I know personally, but I still need to confirm.

“I am trying to ascertain what actually happen because I am going to move a motion on matters of public importance in the house, but I have to get the actual thing,” he said.

A statement from Police Public Relations Officer in the State, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident.

It said thus: “Yesterday, 9 November 2021, at about 1915hrs, bandits in their numbers, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked Katoge and Yanturaku quarters of Batsari LGA, killed eleven (11) and injured thirteen (13) persons.

”The Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, has deployed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, in charge of operations, with additional units of PMF personnel to the area to beef up security and restore confidence on the affected communities.”

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