Attack on 2 Katsina villages act of revenge by bandits – Gov Masari
“Bandits sacked 2 Katsina villages, killed 30 people as revenge for killing 2 Fulanis”
Governor Aminu Masari yesterday offered an insight into what led to the attacks and killing of over 30 persons by unknown gunmen on Friday evening at Tsayau and Dankar villages in Batsari Local Council of Katsina State.
The mayhem, perpetrated by dozens of armed bandits, claimed mainly the elderly and several houses and barns while the perpetrators carted away household items worth millions of naira.
The governor, however, said the security report at his disposal indicated that the killing of two Fulani herdsmen in the settlements stirred the reprisals that eventually claimed the lives of 30 people besides the looting of personal effects and injuries to others by the attackers.
Masari, who condemned the onslaught that he described as the greatest in the last seven months, made the clarification in Malumfashi council area during the disbursement of empowerment packages by the senator representing Katsina South in the Senate, Bello Mandiya.
He, nevertheless, cautioned the locals against attacking nomads to forestall a repeat of the ugly incident at Batsari.
The state chief executive called on beneficiaries of the programme to judiciously use what they have got.
He expressed the hope that the gesture would add value to the lives of the beneficiaries.