Bandits Kill 6 In Latest Katsina Attack

Gunmen have reportedly killed six people in the latest attack launched on Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The development was confirmed by Katsina State Police Command in a statement released on Tuesday.

According to the state command’s police public relations officer (PPRO), ASP Abubakar Aliyu, 10 people were also injured in the attack in Nasarawa Village which happened on Sunday.

“On February 19, at about 11:30 p.m., some suspected armed bandits in their numbers, armed with dangerous weapons such as AK-47 rifles, attacked Nasarawa village, Faskari Local Government Area.

“They shot and killed six persons, injured 10, and set ablaze three houses and about 10 vehicles,” he said.

Mr Abubakar added that the commissioner of police in the state, CP Aliyu Musa, had since deployed the command’s tactical, operational and intelligence operatives to the scene.

He said the operatives were combing the surrounding bushes for the possible arrest of the perpetrators.

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