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5 Jul 2019

Again, bandits invade Katsina communities, murder 11 residents

No fewer than 11 persons lost their lives when bandits invade communities in the Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed that the killings occurred during separate attacks on Wednesday.

A source from one of the communities said, “The bandits suddenly arrived while trading was going on at the Maidabino Market and started shooting indiscriminately. People had to run for safety. Sixteen people were killed in the attack.

“We initially recovered 10 bodies, while additional six bodies were recovered this morning (Thursday). We have taken the two people, who sustained gunshot injuries, to the Dutsin-ma General Hospital for treatment.”

The Emir of Katsina, Dr Abdulmumin Kabir, on Thursday, led members of the Katsina Emirate Council and scores of sympathisers to bury 11 victims of Wednesday’s bandit attacks.

The corpses were brought to the palace of the emir few minutes after 4pm after they had been prepared for burial at the state General Hospital, Katsina.

A white Toyota Hiace bus and an ash Volkswagen Golf car were used to convey the corpses to the palace with scores of sympathisers accompanying the vehicles.

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