Bandits Sack Katsina Community, Kill 11 In Fresh Attack
Callous disregard for human life is yet to abate in Katsina State as suspected terrorists killed 11 persons and injured others at Dan-Kumeji community in Kankara Local Government Area.
The incident occurred when scores of the attackers stormed the community with sophisticated weapons on Thursday night.
It was gathered that some of the victims were fleeing the community with the intention to hide in the farmlands and bushes. Unknown to them, the terrorists had divided themselves into groups, with one group waiting in an ambush in the direction in which the victims were headed. The gunmen opened fire on the fleeing residents of the community, killing about 12 of them and injuring others.
A source in the community said they counted 11 bodies yesterday morning, and that the injured were receiving treatment at a hospital.
The Guardian learnt that the deceased persons were buried, yesterday, according to Islamic rites.
Spokesperson for the Katsina State police command, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the incident, yesterday, however, said that seven persons lost their lives during the attack.