Bandits on Tuesday attacked some communities in Katsina State, killing no fewer than 26 individuals, leaving scores with various levels of accidents.
The bandits invaded Mara Zamfarawa village in Danmusa Native Authorities, Sabon-layin Galadima group of Faskari Native Authorities and Yar Gamji village of Batsari Native Authorities of the state, taking pictures sporadically.
Residents mentioned 26 individuals, principally farmers, have been feared useless in the course of the assaults.
The police, nevertheless, mentioned 5 have been killed by the bandits in Faskari Native Authorities however couldn’t disclose the variety of the useless recorded in Batsari and Danmusa Native Governments.
“They attacked Yar Gamji village of Batsari Local Government and killed 10 persons. They entered the village on motorcycles; the attackers also rustled many animals and injured many people,” an official of Batsari council, who craved anonymity, instructed THISDAY.
The official lamented that regardless of quite a few assaults on Batsari communities, the bandits nonetheless transfer freely whereas unleashing the act with out being challenged by safety personnel.
In keeping with him, “We have now become easy prey for bandits in Batsari as if we don’t have constituted authority in Katsina State. Nobody cares about the lives of villagers again in this state.”
At Sabon-Layin Galadima village of Faskari council, the bandits reportedly attacked the villages on Monday night time and massacred 11 individuals.
Native sources mentioned the bandits numbering about 30 on bikes stormed the village about 8: 27 p.m the place they killed the victims and whisked away many animals and bikes belonging to residents.
In a associated growth, 5 individuals have been reportedly killed on Tuesday afternoon at Mara Zamfarawa village in Danmusa Native Authorities of the state.
The bandits have been mentioned to have attacked the residents whereas engaged on their farms within the village, forcing people who survived the assault to scamper for security.
In the meantime, the police spokesman within the state, SP Gambo Isah, mentioned solely 5 individuals have been killed at Sabon-layi village of Faskari council.
He mentioned: “On the Faskari incident, a bunch of Yansakai from Sabon Layi village, Faskari went into the forest and confronted the bandits since yesterday and didn’t report again.
“Two corpses have been recovered and buried by the villagers yesterday. A search occasion led by the DPO of Faskari recovered three others contained in the forest. A bandits’ camp was additionally found deserted by the bandits.”
Isah mentioned operatives of Operation ‘Puff Adder’ have since been deployed within the affected villages to make sure normalcy, including that investigation into the incident is ongoing.