About seven persons have been reported killed after bandits attacked several communities in Kasai and Nahuta villages of Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
A resident of Kurmiyal, a neighbouring community, Sama’ila Lihidda, confirmed the incident to Channels Television on a phone call Saturday, June 20, 2020.
Lihidda stressed that the hoodlums attacked the communities on Friday night, June 20, 2020, at about 7:00 pm when the residents were preparing for the evening prayer, Magrib.
Although the Police are yet to confirm the incident, the resident said in Kasai community alone, two persons were killed and five killed in Nahuta community with several others injured.
Lihidda added that upon their arrival on motorcycles, the bandits armed with guns, opened fire, shooting sporadically on the air to disperse the people living in Kasai and Nahuta communities.
When contacted, the State’s Police Spokesman, SP Gambo Isah said he is yet to confirm the attack, promising to confirm from the DPO of Batsari.
Katsina, along with other northern States, in the past few years, has seen a rise in bandit attacks on villages, prompting calls for increased security for citizens.