Bandits Raid Katsina Community, Kill 22 Villagers

Tragedy struck the Majifa village in Local Government Area of State with about 22 villagers and many others injured.

Bandits Raid Katsina Community, Kill 22 Villagers
Bandits Raid Community, Kill 22 Villagers

No fewer than twenty-two villagers have been reportedly by gunmen at Majifa village in Local Government Area of State.

According to eyewitnesses, the attack took place after the bandits attended a reception for one of their celebrated friends, Mai Katifar Mutuwa.

An eyewitness quoted by DailyPost said the bandits came into the village shooting sporadically, a situation that forced the villagers run helter-skelter.

He said twenty-two people were instantly as a result of the attack, while many women and children were abducted by the bandits.

He also confirmed that several other residents were badly wounded and are currently hospitalized.

When contacted on phone, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Gambo Isah confirmed the incident, saying that the bandits had been facing serious resistance from the members of the vigilante in the area.

However, the State police spokesman said that fifteen people were killed, while five others have been hospitalised.

He said that the police were still compiling casualty figures as of the time of reporting the incident.

Isah also said that some members of the bandits were equally killed, but that the police could not give the figure as the bandits evacuated the corpses.

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