17 KILLED AS BANDITS ATTACK KATSINA VILLAGE | AfriTV Online

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations officer in Katsina, SP Gambo Isah, said the bandits were on a reprisal in the village. He, however, said due to a large number of the bandits, they engaged in a gun duel with security operatives and ...

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17 KILLED AS BANDITS ATTACK KATSINA VILLAGE

Published by: A. Odean
10/30/2020 02:24 PM

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations officer in Katsina, SP Gambo Isah, said the bandits were on a reprisal in the village. He, however, said due to a large number of the bandits, they engaged in a gun duel with security operatives and forced themselves through the ambush.

 

The police authorities in Katsina State have confirmed the death of 17 persons, including members of a vigilante group and one police officer. They were killed when bandits attacked Diskuru village, Dandume LGA of the state. 

 

"Last week, the bandits came, and they didn't find it easy with the villagers, because about three of them (bandits) were killed. So they went and regrouped and came back, over 200 of them on motorbikes, each carrying AK-47 rifle; they even came with a General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)," reported Isah.

 

Isah added that the bandits killed at least 12 of the villagers and set many houses ablaze. He said the DPO of the local government learnt about the situation and called for reinforcement from the military, Operation Sahel Sanity.

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