Tragedy struck on Saturday when some suspected bandits attacked some communities in Dutsinma, Danmusa and Safana Native Authorities Areas of Katsina State within the early hours of Saturday when
Following the assaults, 47 individuals have been killed and several other others injured with properties value tens of millions of naira destroyed when the armed males stormed the LGAs early within the morning.
Native described the assaults as a reprisal by the bandits because of an earlier assault by a number of the villagers.
They linked the assault to a latest COVID-19 reduction supplies distributed to the locals which the bandits got here to grab.
Through the assaults, the bandits have been stated to be demanding for foodstuff and different gadgets shared to the villagers.
The assault on Kurecin Giye village in Dutsinma Native Authorities Space began began at about three:00 am and lasted for seven hours whereas spreading to 10 different villages throughout the three native councils, thereby forcing residents of the realm to relocate.
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Confirming the event to Channels Tv, the spokesman of the State Police Command, Gambo Isah stated 47 individuals have been killed within the huge assaults.
“On 18/04/2020 at about 00:30hrs, bandits of their numbers, armed with AK 47 rifles attacked Kurechi village of Danmusa LGA of Katsina state.
“At Kurechin Atai village of Danmusa 14 individuals have been killled. At Kurechin Giye and Kurechin Dutse villages of Dutsinma LGA of Katsina state bandits killed four and 6 individuals respectively. And at Makauwachi and Daule villages the hoodlums killed 19 and four individuals respectively,” the assertion partly learn.
The police spokesman famous that “the villagers summoned courage and chased away the hoodlums. Later the villagers started burning down empty corn stalk to keep their animals safe and to keep the hoodlums at Bay.”
He additionally defined that personnel of the “Police, Nigerian Army, Nigeria Airforce, Civil Defence and DSS have been drafted to the area currently an operation is still ongoing by the combine joint forces.”