Suspected bandits have killed 15 farmers at Yar Gamji village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Channels Television reports that the victims were killed while working on their various farmlands when the bandits attacked at about 10:00 am on Monday.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident , saying that the bandits pursued the farmers to the forest, shooting and killing them.
“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,” he added.
The attack comes a few hours after the Nigerian Army flagged off ‘Exercise Sahel Sanity’ to mitigate the spate of insecurity in the northwestern states of the country.