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Breaking: Over 300 armed bandits on motorcycles attack, took over Katsina community in revenge attack

Breaking: Over 300 armed bandits on motorcycles attack, took over Katsina community in revenge attack

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Breaking: Over 300 armed bandits on motorcycles attack, took over Katsina community in revenge attack

Breaking: 300 bandits storm Katsina community, kill 10, destroy police vehicle in revenge attack 

A group of over 300 armed bandits on motorcycles with dangerous weapons invaded and attacked Kirtawa village, Safana LGA of Katsina State in the evening hours of Saturday 13th July 2019, according to a police statement.

According to the statement signed by the Katsina State command of the police public relations officer, SP Gambo Isah “On 13/07/2019 at about 17:20hrs, a group of bandits numbering 300 on motorcycles armed with dangerous weapons invaded and attacked Kirtawa village, Safana LGA of Katsina state.

“DPO Safana initially led teams of Operations “Puff Adder” and Sharan-Daji to the scene and engaged the hoodlums in a gunduel. In the process the hoodlums shot the tires of the police Armoured Personnel Vehicle and injured one Army and one Civil Defence personnel.

“At the time the combined ground forces were mobilized into the village the hoodlums had already operated and escaped into the forest. Ten (10) persons were found dead, five (5) injured, five (5) motor vehicles and four (4) motorcycles were set ablazed. Unspecified number of cows were also rustled by the hoodlums.

“It is ostensibly clear that it was a reprisal attack carried out by the hoodlums against the community. Joint security forces have been deployed to the area to arrest the situation, pursue and arrest the fleeing hoodlums.

“The Command commiserate with families of the deceased and the entire people of Katsina state over the unfortunate incident.

“It also assurres the people that government and security forces are mapping out formidable strategies toward containing and bringing to an end the menace of banditry in the state.”

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