Police operatives in Katsina State has given an account as to what really happened in Batsari on Tuesday as par as armed bandits attack is a concern.
The police spokesman SP Gambo Isah in a statement yesterday said:
“This morning at about 10:00hrs, while our Teams were responding to distress calls at Dan Musa and Faskari, bandits in their numbers seized the opportunity and attacked farmers from Yar Gamji village, Batsari LGA of Katsina State in their farmlands and killed 18 of them.”
“Before the arrival of the police, Army and Air force the attackers escaped into Rugu forest.
The villagers were angry and staged a protest while some bad elements among them went on a rampage and wanted to attack Batsari Division.
“Everything is brought under control as normalcy has returned to the area. The Commissioner of police, Katsina Command, CP Sanusi Buba, PSC, has already deployed reinforcements of police patrol teams to the area,” he said.
He called on members of the public to always have confidence in the security agencies and partner with them in the battle against this insurgency.