Bandit attacked the Faskari and Sabuwa local government area of Katsina state, kIlling fifteen people on Thursday.
The bandits were said to have attacked Unguwar Gizo, Maigora, Mai Ruwa, and Sabon Layin Galadima in Faskari Local government as well as Machika town in Sabuwa Local Government Area.
Report revealed that the bandits stormed the communities about midnight on Thursday and carried out the attacks till early Friday.
It was learnt that residents of the communities attempted to repel the attacks which actually led to the fatalities. Fifteen people were reportedly killed in the attack while an unspecified number of cattle were also said to have been rustled.
The spokesman for the Katsina police command, SP Gambo Isah, while commenting on the incident put the figures of those killed at thirteen.
He said, “Yes it is true; 13 people were killed.
We keep telling people especially those at the front-line to avoid confrontation with these bandits because they are armed with AK guns and you can’t fight them with dane guns and machetes.
They came to rustle animals and the villagers confronted them which made the bandits to attack.”