Bandits launched simultaneous attacks on 6 Katsina villages killed 1, injured 3, rustled many animals
Armed bandits had launched a simultaneous attacks on no fewer than six villages of Batsari Local Government Area in Katsina State on Thursday late in the night.
This was confirmed by the Katsina police command public relations officer, SP Gambo Isah.
According to him, during their attacks, the bandits succeeded in killing one person and injured three others.
SP Gambo also said that the bandits rustled many animals including sheep and cattle.
“Bandits over two hundred, armed with sophisticated weapons including AK 47 rifles, simultaneously, attacked Tsugunni, Yandaka, Salihawar Duba, Garin Goje, watangadiya and Dutse maizane villages of Batsari LGA of Katsina state.
“Shot and Killed one Alaramma Kabiru Kano, aged 57yrs at Garin Goje village.
“Three others were injured at Dutse Maizane. Unspecified number of cows and sheep were rustled.
“The bandits laid ambush for the joint forces of military and police which led to heavy exchange of fire.” he said.