At least 33 people have been killed in fresh attacks by bandits who invaded not less than seven villages in Katsina.
The suspected bandits stroke on Friday evening burnt houses, animals and injured many in Tsauwa and Dankar villages in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The Katsina State Police Commissioner, Sanusi Buba, who visited the two communities for an on- the- spot assessment on Saturday confirmed that thirty people were killed.
He said, “I still find it surprising that whatever could have been the motive, these people ( suspected bandits) could still carry out these dastardly acts. We are, however, after them.”
“Twenty-one people were killed in Tsauwa while nine were killed in Dankar.”
Security personnel including police and the army as well as local vigilantes had taken up positions in the two villages by Saturday evening.
The District Head of Batsari who is also Sarki Ruma, Alhaji Tukur Muaazu, appealed to the state government to implement strigent security measures.
He said, “I appeal to Governor Aminu Masari to come to the aid of the victims. I will also plead that security in the community should be strengthened. ”