Crime and Security

200 armed bandits storm Katsina community, kill 15 persons

200 armed bandits storm Katsina community, kill 15 persons

 

No fewer than 15 persons were killed when armed bandits attacked Yar Gamji village in Katsina state on Monday, July 6.

The State police command spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the attack to newsmen, said the bandits, numbering over 200 and riding on motorcycles, attacked the village around 10:00 am and began shooting sporadically, killing 15 persons.

According to Isa, the security agencies operating in that area mobilized and chased away the bandits before they could cause more damages.

In recent times, Katsina state has been under onslaught by armed bandits and kidnappers.

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