’19 killed, houses razed as bandits attack Katsina’

Bandits have reportedly killed at least 19 people at Tsauwa village in Batsari local government area of Katsina state.

Residents said the bandits stormed the village around 11.30pm on Monday and operated till the early hours of Tuesday.

On arrival at the village, the bandits started shooting indiscriminately, resulting in the death of the victims.

One of the residents, who pleaded anonymity, noted that the bandits also shot at those fleeing into neighbouring communities.

“When they (the bandits) came, they started shooting and pursuing people who were trying to escape and those attempting to escape into the forest,” the resident was quoted to have said.

“As at last count, they killed 19 persons and we buried them this morning (Tuesday) while those injured have been taken to hospital for treatment.”

The bandits also reportedly set fire on many houses and grain reserves while they also allegedly carted away valuables and domestic animals.

Police say they are trying to get more details about the reported attack.


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