Bandits kill village head, army officer, 23 others in Katsina communities
At least 17 killed persons have been confirmed dead and several others wounded in separate reprisal attacks by the police authorities after armed bandits on Diskuru village in Dandume and Faskari Local Government Areas of Katsina State.
The Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, SP Isah Gambo confirmed this to newsmen on Thursday noting that in Diskuru village alone, 12 persons were killed whereas, in Faskari Local Government Area, four (4) members of the vigilante group were killed along with one of the sister security agents.
However, Katsina Post independently learned that at least 25 people including the village head and an army officer were killed during the attack.
SP GAMBO ISAH said the Air Force came after the attack with their aircraft and followed after the fleeing bandits where many of the Bandits were equally killed.
As at now, Gambo revealed that security personnel is still combing the forest with a view to recovering the corpses of the Bandits that were killed by the Air Force.
In another development two males were kidnapped at Nasarawar Daji village while another 4 males were kidnapped at Unguwar Maigayya village both in Sabuwa LGA Katsina state.