At least two police officers of the rank of Inspectors, simply identified as Bashir and Ibrahim, have been reportedly burnt to death in Shekewa village of Magaji ward in Batsari local government area of Katsina State by unknown gunmen on Sunday night.
The officers were deployed from Batsari Divisional police station, following a distress call made to the police by the villagers after their village came under attack by gunmen.
Our source gathered that the armed gunmen, who were on a motorcycle stormed the village at about 9 pm last night, shooting sporadically to disperse the villagers.
Many were injured in the attack and some missing as well, just as two police vehicles were burnt by the gunmen.
Sources say the gunmen, more than 50 in numbers, rode to the town on motorcycles, chanting war songs as they attacked the village.
“The gunmen had earlier came on Saturday, taking away three persons but we are later released by evening, not until the unfortunate attack of last night,” a source said.
“The body of one of the killed inspectors was burnt alongside a police van,” the source added.
The police are yet to respond to the enquiry made with regards to the attack.