Bandits kill religious leader in Katsina community
Unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits have launched yet another attack on Kandawa village in Batsari Local Government of Katsina State on Tuesday night.
During the attack which lasted for hours, the gunmen kill two people in the village including the village’s religious leader.
The bandits also rustled animals and steal food stuff from House and shops in village during the attack.
The locals identified those killed as Malam Basiru and Sanusi Dan Almajir.
Their corpses were later brought to the District Head of Batsari’s palace in protest.
The District Head, Malam Tukur, pleaded with the villagers to accept the act as the will of God and promised to seek security intervention, which made the villagers to return with the corpses for burial.
The police are yet to respond to an enquiry on the incident.
Recall that Katsina state is in recent times being affected by armed bandits and a surge in criminals and criminality.
This prompted the launching of a full blown military action – Sahel Sanity, in the State against bandits and banditry in the State and other North Western states.