Armed Bandits attack three Local Government areas in Katsina, kill 34
About 34 persons were killed yesterday May 21st by armed bandits who invaded three local government areas of Batsari, Dan Musa and Faskari in Katsina state.
According to residents of the affected local governments, 18 people were killed in Batsari local government area, five were killed in Dan Musa local government area and 11 were killed in Faskari local government area.
Scores were reported to have sustained injuries while some were still missing and their livestock carted away by the bandits.
Confirming the attacks, spokesman of the Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, said those killed in Faskari were members of a vigilante group. “On the Faskari incident, a group of Yansakai (vigilantes) from Sabon Layi village, went into the forest and confronted the bandits since yesterday and did not report back. Two corpses were recovered and buried by the villagers yesterday. A search party led by the DPO in Faskari recovered three other bodies inside the forest. A bandits’ camp was also discovered abandoned by d bandits. Investigation is ongoing'' he said... _____________________________________
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