Katsina police command ask residents to stop attacking herdsmen
The Katsina State Police Command under the leadership of CP Sanusi Buba psc has called on residents of the state to desist from attacking herdsmen as reprisal after they attacked them.
Instead, the police said, the residents should inform the police or any security agent nearest to them.
This warning was given by the police public relations officer, SP Gambo Isah in an interview with The Guardian while clarifying on the attack by bandits in Yanteba village in Malumfashi Local Government Area which claimed lives of five innocent farmers recently.
Gambo said the bandits “stormed Yanteba village at about 3:00 am on Thursday and started shooting their guns which led to the death of the farmers.
“The bandits came to the village on a reprisal attack because their three brothers were attacked two days ago.
“The youths of Yanteba village saw three herders passing through their village and they gathered and attacked them which led to the death of one person and two others sustained injuries.
“Police officer from Malumfashi Division rushed to the village and rescued those that did not die.
“Two days after the attack on the Fulani youth, the bandits came for a revenge mission where they killed five people.”
He, however, called on the citizens of the state to stop taking laws into their hands by arbitrarily attacking herdsmen.
Isah said whenever rural dwellers come across the bandits, they should inform security agents and avoid confronting them.
He called members of the public to provide information about the movements and whereabouts of bandits to the security agents for action.