Bandits kill 10, injure five in attack on Katsina village

A total of 10 people were officially confirmed dead, while another five were injured in a fresh attack by bandits on Kirtawa village in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State on Saturday evening.

President Muhammadu Buhari hails from Katsina State.

The bandits also reportedly set ablaze five motor vehicles and four motorcycles during the attack, while they rustled unspecified number of cows.

The spokesman for Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident on Sunday.

He also revealed that one soldier and one personnel of the Nigerian Civil Defence Corps were injured during efforts by security operatives to repel the bandits.

SP Isah said the bandits were over 300 in number and were on reprisal attack on the community.

He added that the attack took place about 5.20 p.m.

The Police spokesman explained circumstances surrounding the attack, noting, “On 13/07/2019 at about 17:20hrs, a group of bandits numbering 300 on motorcycles armed with dangerous weapons invaded and attacked Kirtawa village, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.

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