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Monday, July 6, 2020

Suspected bandits attack Katsina community, kill 15 farmers

Suspected bandits attack Katsina community, kill 15 farmers

No fewer than fifteen farmers were on Monday morning killed by bandits at Yar Gamji village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Residents disclosed that the farmers were working on their farmland when the bandits attacked about 10am and killed them.

It was further learnt that the bandits in their numbers, arrived on the farmland on motorcycles and carried out the attack for about one hour.

The residents reportedly sent distress calls to security operatives who subsequently mobilized to repel the bandits.

The bandits were reported to have retreated to the forest after a shootout with security operatives.

It was further learnt that residents later retrieved the corpses of the farmers.

The Spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident.

He said, “It’s true, fifteen persons were killed in the attack. The bandits numbering over 200 came on motorcycles armed with AK 47 rifles pursuing them (the farmers) even to the forest, shooting and killing them.

“A mop up after revealed the 15 corpses. At present, our people are on ground and I am expecting a detailed report on their confrontation with the bandits.”
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