Breaking: Armed bandits launch fresh attack in Malumfashi, kill SBRS lecturer
Reports reaching Katsina Post has it that some communities in Malumfashi Local Government Area are currently under attack by suspected gunmen.
Reports from local sources also has it that one Umar Isah Funtua, a lecturer with the School of Basic and Remedial Studies (SBRS) Funtua has been shot dead by the bandits.
Police operatives have already been mobilized to counter the bandits and a hot crossfire gun battle ensured between the two.
In a related development, the Katsina state Police Command said only 7 persons were kidnapped as against 40 being speculated by the locals after bandits attacked two Peugeot J5 buses last night.
The buses were returning from a weekly market at neighbouring Jibia town and on their way to Batsari town when they were attacked around Ruma village.
Sources say the bandits had blocked the said road and moved all the passengers to the bush numbering between 38-40 persons.
They gave the names of the victims who are yet to return as Ma’azu Yasore, Alhaji Nuhu, Kabiru Hashimu, Dan Asibi Tela, Sani Kokari, Nura Shambal and Ali Dan Maituwo.
Also the command has confirmed the attacked on Tsauri community where one Yasir Usman was killed.
Locals say the gunmen stormed the village in Kurfi LGA at about 7.30 pm shooting sporadically as people ran for safety.
The deceased was buried this morning after a funeral prayer held at his family house in Goruba road in Katsina municipal.