- A recent report indicates that bandit attacks have continued in some communities in Katsina State.
- Gunmen suspected of being bandits killed ten worshipers on Tuesday, October 5 in the local government area of Batsari
- The bandits also burned down many houses while others were injured being treated in hospital
Katsina – An attack reported by armed bandits in the community of Yasore, area of the local government of Batsari in the state of Katsina, caused the death of ten people.
Daily Trust reports that 10 worshipers observing Magrib’s prayer were the victims of the incident that occurred on Tuesday, October 5.
The suspects who attacked the community around 6.30pm reportedly opened fire on the victims and burned many houses.
SP Gambo Isah, public relations manager of the state police, confirmed the incident, saying the attackers were on a retaliatory mission, The Punch added.
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It has been established that the corpses were buried on Wednesday morning October 6, while those who sustained injuries are being treated in hospital.
The bandits are believed to have come from their hiding places in Birnin Gwari Forest in Kaduna State.
A resident who spoke to the newspaper without revealing his name said the attackers had come despite the ongoing military and police offensive.
The police spokesman added that many residents who survived the deadly invasion fled to the local government headquarters in Batsari for security reasons.
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Source: News Legit.ng