Photos: Armed bandits kill Army Captain, six villagers in Katsina state


Armed bandits killed seven persons including an Army Captain in a series of attacks across communities in Katsina.

The report indicated that the bandits killed an army captain, six villagers and stole hundreds of animals in Kasai community, Batsari Local Government Area in Katsina State.

According to the This Day Newspapers, the terrorists stormed the Katsina community at about 1 a.m and shot sporadically, forcing the army and residents of the area to flee, and were later to engage them, leading to the death of the victims.

“The bandits first attacked our military station, killed the army captain and burnt down the operational Hilux vehicle. They later entered our village and visited the houses of the six civilians separately and killed them. They also carted away money and phones of the victims ,” the Transition Committee Chairman of Batsari Local Government Area, Mannir Mu’azu Rumah, said on how the bandits numbering about 100 attacked the community.

He added that the bandits carted away several animals, motorcycles and other valuables worth billions of naira belonging to the residents.

Meanwhile, the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, yesterday paid a condolence visit to the community and sympathised with the families of the victims.


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