No fewer than 11 persons were killed by bandits in fresh attacks on Saturday, in Tsatskiya town, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina.
CRIMECHANNELS gathered that 3 more persons sustained serious bodily injuries during the violence that lasted up to one hour.
Sources said that the bandits invaded the village in an attempt to avenge the death of one of their informant, who was killed by the residents 4 days earlier.
A villager who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that the bandits attacked the community around 9:30am. He said that they came on motorcycles and immediately they arrived, they started shooting indiscriminately.
“A total of 11 persons died as a result of gun shots, while 3 persons who have already been taken to the Hospital were seriously injured, ” he said.
Meanwhile, the 3 persons said to be injured are currently receiving treatment at Dutsin-Ma General Hospital.
Due to the attack, some villagers in the affected community have packed their belongings and are migrating, leaving their ancestral homes for Dutsin-Ma to seek refuge.
The Police Public Relation Officer of Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isa, when contacted confirmed the invasion of Tsatskiya town, he however dismissed reports by the resident that says 11 persons were killed.
He said, “the bandits only killed 3 persons and not 11 as the residents of the town claim.”